MSD Animal Health UK has launched three new research bursaries in the areas of poultry, pigs and aquaculture, to add to its existing two bursaries in ruminant, and one in companion animal research.
The new scheme will be available to vets across the UK, helping to support preventative healthcare and research within these three industries, helping them to develop and strengthen food production for both domestic and overseas trade markets.
Vets are able to apply for one of the six bursaries, each worth up to £4,000 across the species categories. Submitted projects should aim for completion within one to two years, and proposals will be assessed by university academics to ensure independent judgement.
Rebecca Geenty, business unit director for integrated livestock at MSD Animal Health UK said that assessors for the bursaries will be looking for applicants who: “Demonstrate the quality and clarity of their research project, including setting realistic goals, the potential value of the project, and its originality.”
Ms Geenty added: “Good research forms the foundation of the industry and being awarded a bursary has proved to be a career-changing experience for some participants. Our vet surgeon research bursaries therefore have a vital role in encouraging vet surgeons to gain new knowledge and continue to develop their research skills.”
The deadline for applications to the bursary is 30 November 2020.