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    PRIM&R is offering Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) scholarships to assist individuals with costs associated with attending the 2017 IACUC Conference.

    To be eligible for priority consideration, please email your completed application to Olivia Hughes, program assistant, at ohughes@primr.org by 5:00 PM ET on February 10, 2017. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis through February 20, 2017.

    About the ICB Program

    A number of small, underfunded institutions of higher education in the United States need, but do not have, fully functioning IACUCs or animal care and use programs. These include historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Additionally, many small US colleges, universities and community organizations are called upon to engage in research with animals but struggle to form and/or support their institutional animal care and use committees due to funding constraints. Almost all such institutions have significantly fewer resources than their larger peer institutions, which can create challenges in keeping up on and implementing best IACUC practices. This scholarship program offers a funded educational opportunity to a limited number of teams of two representatives of such institutions, with the goal of building capacity and fostering change at their home institutions.

    Who can apply?

    • Teams of two IACUC staff members and/or IACUC members who work at institutions that are HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs, or other institutions that, due to limited resources, do not have fully functioning animal care and use programs or IACUCs.

    What is the application process?

    • Complete the 2017 IACUC ICB Scholarship Program Application Form
    • Include a description of the applicants’ work and the work of their institution, including its mission and the community which it serves;
    • Include a description of how the applicants anticipate they will benefit from and use the knowledge and contacts gained by attending the conference, including specific information about how and when they will disseminate the knowledge gained;
    • Attach a letter of support from a supervisor stating that the institution supports the team’s efforts to attend the conference;
    • Include an explanation of any funding or other sources available; and
    • Attach resumes/curriculum vitae for both team members (please limit to five pages each).

    Both team members must contribute to these documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    What does the scholarship include? Awards may consist of:

    • A full or partial fee waiver to the 2017 IACUC Conference
    • A one-year PRIM&R membership
    • Reimbursement for roundtrip coach travel to New Orleans (air, train, car, or bus fare)
    • Hotel accommodations for the length of the conference
    • A stipend to cover meals not offered at the conference

    It is at the discretion of the scholarship review committee to include any or all of these items. Recipients will be notified far enough in advance to secure any items not covered.