AFSCAN Research Awards 2019

For information about the 2019 research grants please click here.

AFSCAN Research Awards 2017

AFSCAN Research Awards

Investigator Institution Project Timing
Dr Temidayo Omobowale University of Ibadan, Nigeria Molecular Characterization of Canine Parvovirus-2 Viruses Circulating in Dogs in Nigeria 2016–2018
Dr Abdul Katakweba Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Surveillance of Canine Leptospirosis and Associated Carrier Animals in Urban and Rural Dogs in Morogoro, Tanzania 2016–2018
Dr Hezron Nonga Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Safeguarding Public Health through Control of Zoonotic Parasites of Dogs 2017–2019
Dr Olusegan Fagbohun University of Ibidan, Nigeria Molecular Epidemiology of Rabies Virus in Dogs in Nigeria 2017–2019

AFSCAN Studentships

Student Supervisor Institution Project Year of Award
Julius Luvanga John Kipanyula Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Haematological parameters in dogs 2016
Esther Ombura Prof Lilly Bebora University of Nairobi, Kenya Antimicrobial Resistance in Dogs 2017
Lois Sanni Dr Ajadi Adetola Federal University of Agriculture, Ogun State, Nigeria Evaluation of Lipid Peroxidation and Plasma Antioxidants in Arthritic and Non-arthritic Dogs 2017
Victor Ishengoma Prof Emmanuel Batamuzi Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour in Tanzania: Awareness and Occurrence in Selected Villages in Morogoro 2017

AFSCAN NAVC and BSAVA International Scholarships

Year Recipient Award Institution
2016 Olatunji Nasir NAVC Private practice, Nigeria
Susan Mbugua BSAVA University of Nairobi, Kenya
2017 Adriaan Adank NAVC Windhoek Veterinary Clinic, Namibia
Benjamin Oundo BSAVA University of Nairobi, Kenya

AFSCAN Scientific Research Grants 2017

The African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) works to raise standards of veterinary care in Sub-Saharan Africa through enhancing the education offered to veterinarians. It is also capacity building through facilitating the creation of a sustainable network of companion animal veterinary associations and specialist groups.

These Grants will support the training and development of both veterinary students and academics working in Africa today and, we hope, inspire a new generation of African veterinary researchers. Importantly, we hope that they will also increase the current knowledge base of diseases and welfare issues affecting companion animals in African and build links between African veterinary researchers and laboratories around the world.

Thanks to generous support from our sponsors Zoetis and Petplan Charitable Trust, we are offering two types of Grants:

The AFSCAN Research Award

This gives African academics working at a veterinary school in AFSCAN-participating countries – Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – the opportunity to secure a grant to fund a clinical research project of their own devising. The project should seek to answer a specific question related to disease or the welfare of small companion animals in Africa and would be carried out in the applicant’s laboratory within their veterinary school. Through these applications, AFSCAN aims to foster research collaboration with research laboratories outside of Africa working in a similar field so applicants may nominate proposed partner laboratories as part of the application process.

All applications will be considered through a formal peer-review process with potential projects reviewed for scientific novelty and validity, ethical basis and relevance to the African situation. The final decision will be made by the AFSCAN Project Board.

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 and bench fees or consumables for the research project.

This Award is open to all veterinary undergraduates (in the final two years of study) in the AFSCAN-participating countries 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.