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MSD Animal Health Research Bursary for Student & Qualified Veterinary Nurses

Applications for the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary for Student & Qualified Nurses opens on 4th September. One £1,000 bursary is available to the student or qualified veterinary nurse in the UK with the best research project application. There is also an opportunity to win additional prizes of up to £1,000 for the best research project presentations at the MSD Animal Health Research Bursary Awards Day. The best application will also be encouraged and supported financially to present their research at the annual BVNA Congress.

The deadline for entries is the 27th of October 2023. For further information please download the documents and application form below. For any specific questions please contact us at

Charlotte Pace, BVNA President 2022-3 commented:

BVNA is proud to support this research bursary because of our commitment to evidence based practice, and promotion of the veterinary nursing profession. This bursary empowers RVNs and SVNs to fully complete their research projects, which could have the possibility of changing nursing practice for the better. We encourage RVNs and SVNs to apply, and your practice or your college can give you support in your application.

The judging criteria for the research project applications are:
•    Quality and clarity of the research project application
•    The realistic aspirations of the proposed research project
•    The project’s potential value in terms of clinical relevance, and its societal/welfare impact
•    The originality of the research project

Phillippa Pritchard, 2021 Vet Nurse Research Bursary Awardee

Phillippa Pritchard, Veterinary Nurse at Liphook Equine Hospital, was awarded the MSD Animal Health Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary. Phillippa's award of £1000 has been made for her research evaluating horse owner perceptions of Equine Veterinary Nurse roles. 

British Veterinary Nursing Association

Supporting the development of evidence based nursing.


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