The Educational Scholarship program was established in 2006, initially with funds received from the 2003 IVRA congress held at Midrand, South Africa and hosted by the University of Pretoria. The aim of the scholarship is to provide veterinarians who do not have access to specialty training in Clinical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at their own institution with the opportunity of studying for a period of time in a Clinical Veterinary Radiology training program at a veterinary faculty, school or college. The IVRA expects that the knowledge and experience gained by the successful applicant will be applied at the Applicant’s faculty and used to improve its standards of Clinical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging.
In 2016 the IVRA entered into agreement with two teleradiology companies who will provide the funding support to the IVRA for the educational scholarships which will be linked in name to their respective sponsorship. These will be known as the IVRA – ANTECH and IVRA – IDEXX Educational scholarships
Two Educational Scholarships are available in the March- July period in the year of the triennial IVRA congress, each with a value of up to US $5,000.00. Applicants must hold a degree in Veterinary Medicine, be a member of staff of a Veterinary Faculty, have a special interest in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, teach the imaging course at their institution but not have access to specialist training in Clinical Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging at their own faculty.
The committee consists of the Vice-president of the IVRA as the committee chair, and two Directors of the IVRA (appointed by the Chairperson of the Committee). Representatives of the sponsoring companies may also be on the selection panel. The President and Treasurer of the IVRA will be ex officio members of the Committee but will not be voting members in the selection of the successful Scholars.
The closing date for applications to be sent to the IVRA is 15th December 2020, the year before the IVRA/ EVDI congress takes place. Each Scholarship will fund all or part of travel and accommodation. The host institution where the education takes place may be in the applicant’s own or another country. The costs of other expenses such as daily living expenses (including meals) and any fees the host institution or university may charge the trainee for the visit will not be reimbursed by the Scholarship. The training period must commence by 30th June, 2021.
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Each Applicant and the Supervisor must complete the application form (downloaded from the IVRA website; see top of page) to provide the following information:
An Educational Scholarship training programme for each applicant will be established according to the description in the Application form. The details of the aims or goals of the visit might be quite basic, for example: learn the radiologic signs and diagnostic principles for diagnosis of diseases of the abdomen or learn how to use correct settings on an ultrasound machine and scan techniques for different examinations of small animals, etc. The Supervisor is the person at the host institution or faculty who is directly responsible for establishing the Program, and for ensuring that the programme is followed during the training period.
The Supervisor will take into consideration the individual needs of the visitor (who is the Applicant for the Scholarship), and both the Supervisor and Applicant will certify that the programme is accepted.
IVRA Directors, Officers and individual members are encouraged to actively promote the Educational Scholarship; such promotion could include: 1) informing potential candidates, potential Supervisors, and Deans of Faculties and Department Heads about the Educational Scholarships; 2) helping potential Supervisors find candidates and potential candidates find Supervisors; 3) promoting the program through meeting presentations, notices in conference proceedings, and other means of direct advertisement.