The AFSCAN Studentship Award
This grant will enable African undergraduate veterinary students 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.
Successful applicants will receive a studentship of $1,000 to cover their living expenses for the period of the award ($500) and bench fees or consumables for the research project ($500).
This Award is open to all veterinary undergraduates (in the final two years of study) in the AFSCAN-participating countries (see above) with applications made not by students, but by their veterinary school. Each veterinary school is able to put forward ONE application for their top student.
All applications will be considered through a formal peer-review process with potential projects reviewed for scientific validity. The final decision will made by the AFSCAN Project Board.
Full details of the Awards, including selection criteria, application processes and terms and conditions are available at http://wsavafoundation.org/what-is-afscan/what-does-it-do/science/. Applications are now open and the closing date is 29th February, 2020.
Completed applications must be submitted by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject of the message clearly indicating ‘AFSCAN Research Proposal’. The review and decision process will take up to three months, after which, successful applicants will be informed. In the case of the Studentship Award, successful applicants will be informed through their veterinary school and/or local AFSCAN Ambassador.
More information on the AFSCAN initiative is available here.
PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF AFSCAN STUDENTSHIPS
|Student||Supervisor||Institution||Project||Year of Award|
|Julius Luvanga||John Kipanyula||Sokoine University, Tanzania||Haematological parameters in dogs||2016|
|Esther Ombura||Lilly Bebora||University of Nairobi, Kenya||AMR in dogs||2017|
|Lois Sanni||Ajadi Adetola||University of Agriculture, Ogun State, Nigeria||Arthritis in dogs||2017|
|Victor Ishengoma||Emmanuel Batamuzi||Sokoine University, Tanzania||TVT in dogs||2017|
|Freddy Samuntu||Dr Alec Bishi||University of Namibia||Development of companion animal vaccination database||2018|
|Wasswa Auther Tamale||Mamala Samuel Posian||Makerere University, Uganda||Prevalence of canine GI helminths and risk of zoonosis; Kampala, Uganda||2018|
|Palesa Caroline Mphaka||Hezron Emmanuel Nonga||Sokoine University, Tanzania||Prevalence of MRSA in dogs and owners; Morogoro, Tanzania||2018|
|Emma Sakala||Musso Munyeme||University of Zambia||Babesiosis in dogs in Lusaka District||2019|
|Mlewa Waziri||Erick Komba||Sokoine University Tanzania||Health of cats in Morogoro District||2019|
|Alex Kyabarongo||Tayebwa Dickson||Makerere University Uganda||AMR of E. coli from dogs in Kampala||2019|
|Sharon Ngigi||Paul Mbuthia||University of Nairobi, Kenya||Seasonality of skin diseases in dogs||2019|