Applications for the 2021 MSD Animal Health Veterinary Surgeon Research Bursaries are now open. Three bursaries will be awarded to practising veterinary surgeons within Great Britain, consisting of two ruminant and one companion animal. Each bursary is worth up to £4,000 for research into specific disease/subject areas.
A 2020 vet surgeon research bursary award was given to Harriet Barnes BVSc CertAVP (ESST) MRCVS of Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital, Liverpool, for her research into bacterial surgical site contamination in equine distal limb procedures using different draping protocols.
(Pictured left: Hattie Barnes, Vet Surgeon Companion Animal Research Bursary Awardee 2020)
Each project is expected to be completed within one to two years and the proposals are judged by university academics to ensure independent assessment. The companion animal research bursary will be assessed by the University of Nottingham Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine, the ruminant applications will be assessed by the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science.
Successful applicants are encouraged to present or publish their findings, as a poster or abstract, at a relevant UK veterinary conference.
Project design and application proposal guidelines with the specific disease/subject areas covered by the research bursaries are available below:
The deadline for entries is 30th November 2021.
For any veterinary surgeons with further queries please email: email@example.com.