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Applications for the 2020 MSD Animal Health Veterinary Surgeon Research Bursaries have now opened. Three new research bursaries have been introduced in the areas of swine, poultry and aquaculture, to add to the existing two bursaries in ruminant and one in companion animal research. Each bursary is worth up to £4,000 for research into specific disease/subject areas.
A 2019 vet surgeon research bursary award was given to Jonathan Hobbs BVetMed DBR MRCVS of North Park Veterinary Group, Devon, for his research into current practices employed by sheep farmers using anthelmintics in the South West of England.
The second award was made to Dr Simon Archer MRCVS from the University of Surrey for his research into lameness and mastitis prevalence in the same UK dairy herds.
(Pictured left: Jonathan Hobbs Vet Surgeon Ruminant Research Bursary Award 2019)
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, swine and poultry research bursaries 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, and the aquaculture applications will be assessed by the University of Stirling.
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 2020. For any veterinary surgeons with further queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.