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    PRIM&R is offering Institutional Capacity Building (ICB) scholarships to assist individuals with costs associated with attending the 2018 IACUC Conference (IACUC18).

    To be eligible for priority consideration, please email your completed application to Haley Dowdie, program assistant, at hdowdie@primr.org by 5:00 PM ET on Monday, January 8, 2018. Applications received after that date will be considered on a rolling basis through Friday, January 12, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Final selection of scholarship recipients will be made by an internal review committee. All applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions by Monday, January 22, 2018.

    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 IACUC18 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 sources available to them.
    • 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?

    • A full or partial fee waiver to IACUC18, and a preconference program of choice
    • Roundtrip coach travel to Columbus, Ohio for the conference
    • Hotel accommodations for the length of the conference
    • A one-year PRIM&R membership

    It is at the discretion of the scholarship review committee to include any or all of these items in an award.