A PetSavers’ MDR will fund a postgraduate student to work full time on a specific research project, with or without attendance at some short courses (e.g. statistics, thesis presentation).
PetSavers will fund, for a period of one year, the following costs up to a maximum in aggregate of £35,000.
a) Postgraduate student stipend (currently £15,000 - £18,000)
b) Payment of University fees
c) Equipment and consumables (up to £10,000 including VAT) depending on the nature of the project.
The research student should be a veterinary surgeon or registered veterinary nurse. Scholarships can only be undertaken either at a university or at the Animal Health Trust. Supervisors, who should be recognised experts in the field of the research project, are expected to act as academic supervisors. At least one applicant must hold a veterinary degree and be registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Supervisors are welcome to apply for funding which either names the prospective research student, or before advertising for a prospective student.
The closing date for MDR applications to be considered at the March meeting of the PetSavers Grant Awarding Committee, is the last working day of the preceding August. The application process for 2017 awards will open on 3rd April 2017.