Michael J. Day Scholarship award now open for applications

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MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., has announced the new Michael J. Day Scholarship award is open for applications. 

Veterinary students around the world including those in Australia can apply to the new annual scholarship, which will support research into an aspect of small companion animal infectious disease, clinical vaccinology or immunology. 

The Michael J. Day Scholarship was created by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) in tribute to Emeritus Professor Michael Day, chair of the WSAVA’s Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG) from 2009 until March 2020. 

“We are proud to support the Michael J. Day scholarship in honour of Dr Day’s dedication to educating veterinarians and furthering the welfare of companion animals throughout his career,” said David Sutton, global technical director, Companion Animal Vaccines. 

“MSD Animal Health is committed to advancing companion animal medicine at an international level and we look forward to supporting new research by veterinary students around the world.” 

The award recipient will receive a grant of up to $15,000 USD to conduct two to three months of research at a host university or academic environment of their choosing. The recipient will also be invited to present or publish their findings at the 2023 WSAVA World Congress. 

The application deadline is 31 August, 2022. For applications and more information about the scholarship, please visit https://wsava.org/committees/vaccination-guidelines- group/michael-j-day-scholarship/.

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