A $5,000 USD Dr. Greg Bossart Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduate student in wildlife biology, epidemiology, veterinary, medical, public health, basic or social sciences or other post-graduate program focusing on the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment using a One Health framework. Funds will be awarded in September 2023.
Greg Bossart, DVM, Ph.D. was a highly respected veterinarian, pathologist, and conservationist committed to advancing the understanding of marine mammals as sentinels of ocean and human health. With a career spanning 30 years and over 200 publications, Dr. Bossart identified resurgent and emerging diseases in dolphins, manatees, birds, and whales. His research and innovative techniques helped characterize the first viral diseases in manatees and he was responsible for developing the first immunohistochemical technique for diagnosing brevetoxicosis (red tide poisoning) in both marine mammals and birds.
Dr. Bossart was a dedicated proponent of the One Health concept and approach which was a prominent theme in his long-running Atlantic bottlenose dolphin Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) project. Started in 2003, HERA was developed to monitor how dolphin health in coastal habitats is impacted by environmental stressors and how those stressors potentially also impact human health. His contributions to the study of marine mammal health are far-reaching, and through this scholarship, Georgia Aquarium and the One Health Commission are committed to honoring Dr. Bossart's One Health legacy.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Applicant must be a student currently registered in a post-graduate program (toward MSc, PhD, DVM, MPH, MD, or equivalent, clinical or research degrees) and working on a project that encompasses the One Health model and/or addresses a One Health topic.
- Funds can be used to support research or educational costs (tuition, fieldwork supplies, analytical costs, conference travel, etc.) and should be outlined in the application materials.
How to Apply
Follow instructions on the webpage closely. Interested applicants should submit (as a single pdf packet, use a pdf merger program):
- A Project Narrative (not to exceed 1000 words) that includes: Project Title, Abstract, Background / Introduction, Project Goals, Methods, Importance/Contribution, How the proposed work fits within the One Health framework, Use of funds
- A current CV.
- A letter from the graduate program that the student has been accepted into or is enrolled in demonstrating their good standing
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or clinician who is familiar with the student’s work.
Only applications submitted as a single (merged) pdf will be considered and must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time, June 9, 2022 here:
Questions may be directed to:
This information is shared by the One Health Commission, a US based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, E.I.N. 27-0799294, working locally, regionally and globally, dedicated to implementing
One Health and One Health actions around the world.