News and Updates

Below you’ll find the latest news and articles regarding ICVA and the NAVLE, as well as the most recent ICVA newsletter.

May 11, 2020

2020 Academic Veterinary Assessment Working Group (AVAWG) Grant Oppertunities

Last year the AVAWG initiated the ICVA Assessment Grant pilot program to fund research programs focused on veterinary assessment within academia. The purpose of an ICVA Assessment Grant is to validate current, discover new, implement and support best practices in assessment in veterinary medical education.
Based on the success of the initial pilot and ongoing support from ICVA’s Board of Directors, the program is continuing again in 2020. However, due to COVID-19, this year’s grant program timeline has shifted to allow faculty and staff ample time to address students’ needs as curriculum moves to e-learning/remote learning programs.
Faculty from AVMA-accredited schools are invited to submit a letter of intent outlining the theme or focus of their assessment research. Guidelines and applications will be posted on our website on May 11, 2020, with letters of intent due by June 12, 2020.
For questions regarding the grant competition or inquiries about how best to proceed, please contact Jeanne Blasewitz at

Timelines for the Grant Application Process

  • May 11, 2020: Grant announcement
  • Letter of Intent due date:  June 12, 2020
  • Full proposal invitation:  August 1, 2020
  • Deadline Submission: September 30, 2020: 11:59pm EST
  • October 2020:  Application Review

Applications will be reviewed by a minimum of two (2) ICVA AVAWG members

  • November 30, 2020:  Applicants notified of awards

Letter of Intent and Application