AFSCAN Research Awards 2019
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AFSCAN Research Awards 2017
AFSCAN Research Awards
|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|
|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
|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.
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.