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International Conference Scholarship

The Murray Fowler International Conference Scholarship Program

Applications for the 2016 Conference are closed, but check back in early January for information about the 2017 Conference and application forms. 


Eight candidates were honored at the 2015 AAZV Annual Conference

AAZV is proud to name this program after Murray Fowler.  Murray was known around the world for his contributions to zoo and wildlife medicine and shared his knowledge countless times with colleagues from developing nations. It is only rightfully so to bestow his name to this program that foster continuing education to those who are helping the animals in countries where zoological medicine is limited.


This program is made possible by the many sponsors and AAZV members who contribute throughout the year to afford recipients attendance at an AAZV Annual Conference. If you would like to contribute to the Murray Fowler ICS program, please click HERE

AAZV's International Committee coordinates the program and provides the recipients with an assortment assistance to make their experience unforgettable.


Details about the ICS program

To apply: Submit as one document, a) the application form (Click here for application form), b) a letter of intent (1 page max), and c) a short resume (2 page max.). Please note: details about criteria used to award the points for financial need are outlined in this linkThe goal of the scholarship is to provide financial aid to zoo and wildlife veterinarians from foreign countries to attend the annual AAZV conference. Grants will usually be awarded in amounts up to $2,000 USD. The funds are made possible by the voluntary contributions of individual AAZV members, the public and fundraising efforts by AAZV / International Committee members. All international members are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants from developing countries with demonstrable financial needs and focused educational/conservation goals.


Deadline for applications for the 2016 Conference was February 15, 2016 at midnight EST

NOTE: Scholarship awardees must register for the Conference by April 29, 2016. Failure to register by the deadline will result in withdrawal of the award. Submit all application materials to Dr. Rob Hilsenroth ( ). If you have questions, you can address them to Dr Enrique Yarto (Chair; )


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