Animal proteins are critical to food security and nutrition, yet population growth, climate change, emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance present significant challenges to sustainable livestock production globally.
Veterinarians trained in multi-species medicine, animal science and public health are key to addressing these challenges.
However, despite the growing need, few funding opportunities exist for veterinary students to gain experience in these research areas.
FFAR, with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, offers a summer fellowship program for veterinary students called the FFAR Vet Fellows.
These fellowships allow veterinary students to pursue research at the intersection of global food security and sustainable animal production. The Vet Fellows gain important experience with cutting-edge scientific techniques while working with a qualified mentor.
Vet Fellows may work internationally, at an academic institution or with private-sector partners. The FFAR Vet Fellows program prepares future veterinarians for research and public service careers.
Socioeconomics, spatial analysis and computational modeling
This program does not support biomedical research or comparative medicine without a clear connection to issues in food and agriculture.