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Applications for the 2019 MSD Animal Health Research Bursary for Veterinary Students have now closed but will reopen for 2020 entries in January.
The Veterinary Student Research Bursary grants the opportunity to 5 veterinary students within the UK to win an award of £1,000 for their research project. All bursary recipients will be invited to MSD Animal Health’s headquarters in Milton Keynes to present their research conclusions at the annual MSD Animal Health Research Bursary Award day. The two best research projects presented on the day will also be awarded a further £1,000 top prize and a £500 runner-up prize respectively.
The successful applications for 2019 were Alysia Empert-Gallegos of the University of Glasgow for her project on owner perspectives of canine feeding raw animal diets; Emily Freeman of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies for her research into helminth co-infection relationships between livestock and wildlife in rural Kenya; Jia Ni Goh from the University of Nottingham for research into the characterisation of multi-drug resistance in coliforms isolated from sheep feet in response to multiple footbath treatments; Kriti Saxena of the Royal Veterinary College for a project on the comparison of the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in faecal e.coli from organic and non-organic broiler chicken farms in England; and Sarah Eikenbusch of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies for research into bovine tuberculosis – an eradication trial in Wales.
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
Applications for the 2020 veterinary student research bursaries will open early next year.