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Veterinary Surgeon Research Bursary

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MSD Animal Health views its investment in research and the pursuit of new knowledge as the lifeblood of the veterinary industry. For over six years we have invested in the creation of new research from veterinary surgeons through the Ruminant Research Bursary, and for over 25 years supported veterinary student research through the Connect Bursary, as part of our investment in the future of the profession. This is your chance to get involved and, for the first time MSD Animal Health is offering bursaries for research relating to both ruminants and companion animals.

The 2017 MSD Animal Health Research Bursary will be welcoming applications from veterinary surgeons from September 2017. Applications are encouraged from all veterinary surgeons registered and working in Great Britain, including those working in general practice. The award structure is as follows:

  • Three awards of up to £4000 each will be awarded to veterinary surgeons annually. This will consist of two ruminant research bursaries and one companion animal research bursary for research in specific disease/subject areas.
  • Each project should be completed within 1-2 years.
Research Bursary - Surgeon

Successful applications will be encouraged to present or publish their findings, as a poster or abstract, at a relevant UK veterinary congress.

To ensure a fair and transparent process in the awarding of a bursary, applications will be independently assessed by academics at a UK university. Procedures have also been put in place to keep all applicant details anonymous from MSD Animal Health. It is therefore essential that veterinary surgeons adhere to a particular application process, details of which can be downloaded from this site. Project design and application proposal guidelines are also available below. For any veterinary surgeons with further queries please email: msdahbursary@merck.com.

The deadline for entries is 30th November 2017.