offers up to three bursary awards to eligible candidates. The bursary covers accommodation and the conference registration fee. In honour of the late Professor George Gettinby, a founding member of the society, SVEPM offers one extra conference bursary award which also covers up to £1,200 for travelling and accommodation costs to promote the participation of early-career researchers from Low and Middle Income Countries.
Should you wish to apply, you need to send the application form
to the Honorary Secretary no later than 31 December. Your application will be evaluated by the SVEPM
Committee and you will be notified of their decision by 22 January.
In a nutshell, ideal candidates will be:
- For the SVEPM bursary award - applicants based in European countries that are not usually well represented at the conference (namely Mediterranean and Eastern European countries), followed by those based in non-European countries where funding may be difficult to secure
- For the Prof. George Gettinby award – applicants based in Low and Middle Income Countries
- Applicants who are enrolled in a higher degree (e.g. Masters, Doctorate, Residency), followed by those newly employed in the veterinary epidemiology and public health fields;
- Applicants who are SVEPM members (though non-members can also apply!)
- Applicants who have not previously been awarded an SVEPM bursary
- Bursary recipients must register for the conference and provide proof of self-financed travel arrangements no later than February 15th.
Furthermore, they must present a poster (if they are not giving an oral presentation) at the SVEPM meeting and acknowledge SVEPM
for the award on the poster/presentation. If they do not have a scientific study to present, they can create a poster describing a topic of interest in their home country, such as epidemiology training for veterinarians, a veterinary public health issue or likewise.