About the Fellowship

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The Michael D. Hayre Fellowship in Public Outreach, established by Americans for Medical Progress in 2008, promotes peer education about animal research among students and young adults aged 18-30.  Named in memory of AMP's former Chairman, Michael D. Hayre, DVM, ACLAM, the Fellowship provides support for peer outreach and education projects in the United States.

Read more about programs supported by AMP's Hayre Fellowship here.

The AMP/Hayre Fellowship program seeks to find and support college students and young adults in the United States who are frustrated by the domination of animal rights rhetoric against biomedical research and who are committed to making a case for the necessary and humane use of laboratory animals in the pursuit of treatments and cures.  As an AMP/Hayre Fellow, you will have the opportunity to develop an innovative outreach program for your peers, to guide them in making an informed decision about this issue and to help secure the future of medicine.


Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend and up to $2,000 of support for their peer education projects.  

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. 

 

The 2013 application process is now closed.  Thank you for your interest!

 

Requirements for Application

Potential Fellows must submit a proposal detailing their peer education concept and plan.  Proposals may include traditional campus or community organizing approaches, new methods of reaching peer groups like those utilizing social media, or combinations of outreach methodologies. All proposals must include:

  • A budget, not to exceed $2,000;
  • A time/resources plan;
  • A description of the audience(s) reached under the proposal;
  • A method to evaluate the success of the proposal. Potential Fellows should also submit documentation in support of their  proposal including, but not limited to:
  • A summary letter detailing their reasons for applying, and related qualifications and experience;
  • A curriculum vitae or resume;
  • Two letters of recommendation. Potential Fellows will be judged both on their knowledge of the issues, qualifications and experience, and on the strength and feasibility of their proposal.