- Genomics– We are seeking non-endowment gifts of $100,000 each to support the sequencing of the manatee genome and the American alligator genome.
- International Visiting Scholars– We are seeking gifts of $6,000 to $15,000 each to support the expenses incurred by visiting scholars from outside the United States who come to the UF Aquatic Animal Health Program for non-degree seeking periods of study, typically of 3-12 months duration. This program is intended to assist international scholars by providing up to $3,000 towards travel expenses and $1,000 per month towards living expenses while in the U.S. Donors may specify that the supported scholar come from a particular country or region. The entire program may be permanently endowed by a gift of $250,000, which can be a Named Endowment at the donor’s request.
- Summer Research Participation in Aquatic Animal Health (more than 1 can be funded)– The University of Florida offers both DVM and undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a 10-week-long research experience program in Aquatic Animal Health. Each student will conduct a small research project during the summer. These gifts are intended to support the summer living expenses of the participating students as follows:
- Undergraduate students at $4,000 each or permanently endow one annually recurring position with a gift of $100,000
- DVM students at $5,000 each or permanently endow one annually recurring position with a gift of $125,000
- Clinical Externships in Aquatic Animal Health– These externships will support travel and living expenses for third and fourth year veterinary students while they gain one month of clinical experience caring for aquatic animals at selected zoos, oceanaria, aquaria and related facilities. The program supports University of Florida veterinary students for externship training at any approved facility in the U.S. or overseas and non-UF veterinary students for externship training at any approved Florida institution.