Dear VCCIS members,
We are pleased to share the following announcement for a new scholarship named in Professor Michael Day’s honor.
Michael J. Day Scholarship Launched by WSAVA
Applications invited for the 2022 Scholarship
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is calling for applications for a new Scholarship launched in memory of Emeritus Professor Michael J. Day. Open to veterinary students around the world, the Scholarship will provide financial assistance to enable the selected Scholar to carry out research into an aspect of small companion animal infectious disease, clinical vaccinology or immunology, subjects that Emeritus Professor Day championed throughout his distinguished career until his untimely death in 2020. The Michael J. Day Scholarship has been created by the WSAVA with the generous support of MSD Animal Health.
Applications for the 2022 Michael J. Day Scholarship are invited from veterinary students, studying towards a registrable veterinary degree in an accredited veterinary establishment in a country in which the WSAVA has a member association. Full details and guidance on the application process, together with eligibility criteria are available here: WSAVA Michael J Day Scholarship
The Scholarship awardee will spend two to three months carrying out their research in a host university or academic environment of their own selection. They will receive a grant of up to US$15,000 to support them in carrying out their project.
The deadline for nominations is August 31 2022 with the successful Scholar informed by the end of November 2022. Their research project is expected to be conducted between November 2022 and September 2023. Within three months of completion, the Scholar will be expected to provide a 1,500-word report on their findings. They will also be invited to present or publish their findings in English, as a poster or abstract, during a WSAVA World Congress.