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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 2016 

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.