Americans for Medical Progress has announced the Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach, designed to inspire and motivate the next generation of research advocates.
The Fellowship is named in honor of AMP's late former Chairman, Mike Hayre, as a testament to his visionary leadership within the laboratory animal medicine community.
Fellowships are open to college students aged 18 or older, or to any young adult aged 18-30 who supports the humane use of animals in biomedical research and education and who offers an innovative proposal for peer education on research issues. Fellows must be legal residents of the US.
Fellowships include a stipend of $5,000 and some support for educational outreach. The deadline for application for the 2009-10 academic year is April 30, 2009. Detailed information about what should be included in the application is here.
Last year Tom Holder, a leader the UK student-led campaign group Pro-Test, served as the first Hayre Fellow. He travelled throughout the United States, speaking to fellow students and others about the importance of animal research in medicine and the critical need for personal outreach on the issue. Tom also fostered - and remains very active today - in the Speaking of Research advocacy network.
AMP hopes to find at least two new Fellows who in the academic year 2009-10 will continue to build on the tremendous outreach initiatives that Tom began last year.
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