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AFSCAN calls for applicants for 2019 Scientific Research Grants

Published: 1/15/2019

Closing date for applications - 28 February 2019! The WSAVA Foundation’s African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) is looking for applicants for its 2019 Scientific Research Grants which support the training and development of veterinary students and academics working in Africa.  Thanks to generous support from its sponsors Zoetis, Petplan and the Swiss Small Animal Veterinary Association, AFSCAN offers two types of grant:

AFSCAN Research Awards 
These offer African academics working at a veterinary school in AFSCAN-participating countries  (Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda and Zambia) the opportunity to secure a grant to fund a clinical research project of their own devising. 

AFSCAN Studentship Awards
These offer African undergraduate veterinary students the opportunity to spend time during their last two years of study participating in a research project in a laboratory, either at their own veterinary school or elsewhere.  It is important that the chosen project addresses issues related to disease or the welfare of companion animals of relevance to African society.  

Full details of the Awards, including selection criteria, application processes and terms and conditions are available here.