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.

June 16, 2020

2020 Academic Veterinary Assessment Working Group (AVAWG) Grant Opportunities - EXTENSION

In response to requests from faculty, letters of intent for this year’s ICVA Assessment Grant Program are now due by Monday, July 6, 2020, at 11.59 pm EDT.

Our goal with the grant program is to fund and support faculty working on academic research projects to validate current approaches, discover and implement new strategies, and support best practices in veterinary medical education assessment.

ICVA remains committed to identifying assessment and measurement resources that currently exist across veterinary academia, and areas where ICVA can best serve the assessment needs of academic veterinary medicine.

The ICVA and Academic Veterinary Assessment Working Group (AVAWG) invite faculty from AVMA-accredited schools to submit a letter of intent outlining the theme or focus of their assessment research.

Guidelines and applications are posted on the ICVA website.

For questions regarding the grant competition or inquiries about how best to proceed, please contact Jeanne Blasewitz.

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.

Timelines for the Grant Application Extension Process

  • May 11, 2020: Grant announcement
  • Letter of Intent due date:  July 6, 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