While in some cases it may be appropriate for investigators to have budgetary interviews with companies and foundations, these interviews should focus solely on the direct costs required to complete the project. The applicable research and development fees must be added to the approved budget for submission to the proponent. Sponsors` questions about R and R D of the university are to be addressed to the Central Pre-Award Office. AFs for non-federal premiums should be based on total direct costs (TDCs), unless the sponsor decides otherwise. If the proponent requires the use of an indirect cost rate below the prevailing tuft rate or if the proponent prohibits indirect costs, an attempt should be made to recover the full costs of the proposed activity by directly allocating administrative costs. Tufts Cummings University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, Massachusetts, offers students enrolled at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst the opportunity to apply for the DVM program in March of their Sophomore year. A limited number of students are admitted and, after adoption, a place in Tuft`s veterinary class is guaranteed after graduation if they hold a minimum of 3.4 MPAs and take the necessary classes. To be able to apply, applicants for this program must be sophomores and have completed an entire year of biology and chemistry each year for an entire year. SAT scores are evaluated in place of GRE scores. Newcomers considering application to the early acceptance program are encouraged to discuss the accumulation of veterinary experiences with a veterinary advisor. If the applicant is not accepted, the applicant may make an appointment with a tufts admissions counsellor in the summer to review his application in order to strengthen it for the next cycle of veterinary medicine applications.
For more information on this program, please visit the Tufts www.tufts.edu/vet/academic/earlyacceptance.html website. For specialized assistance and advice, contact Research Administration – Development (RAD). Chelsey Mullen `16 of Milford, Massachusetts chose UMass because she knew she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and that UMass was offering an early acceptance program with Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Chelsey focused on her academic success and followed a wide range of veterinary opportunities. She is currently a member of Commonwealth Honors College and works in Dr.`s Lab.