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Travel Scholarship To Ontario Small Ruminant Conference - now Closed

SVS are making available a veterinary student/new graduate travel scholarship to the Ontario Small Ruminant Conference from 17th - 19th June 2019.

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  • Amount awarded:

The value of the travel scholarship is up to a maximum of £1000.

The SVS scholarship will pay the conference registration, Gala Dinner and accommodation (4 nights) for the successful applicant. This equates to approximately £517* for non-students and £401* for students (including 2019 graduates). The scholarship will contribute towards flights and transfers but the total fund, including above registration and accommodation, will not exceed £1000; therefore, any surplus costs must be met by the applicant. If travel costs plus registration and 4 night’s accommodation do not add up to £1000 then the society will retain the balance. The successful applicant must organise their own travel arrangements (flights, transfers etc).

  • Eligibility

Applications will only be accepted from UK or Irish veterinary students who are currently in their final or penultimate year of study; and from UK or Irish veterinary graduates who qualified in 2017 or 2018.

An interest in sheep health and welfare is a must.

  • Application Process

Please email the SVS secretariat on to express your interest and to receive an application form.

The applicant must provide a personal statement (approx. 300-350 words) supporting their application, along with two references, from either practicing vets or veterinary university academic staff.

All applications must be completed and returned to the above email address by the 21st February 2019. The society will let applicants know whether they have been successful or unsuccessful by the 28th February 2019

  • Obligation

Acceptance of the award carries an obligation to provide an informal article (approx. 1000-1500 words plus pictures), suitable for publication, to include personal comments about their experience and any interesting findings during the conference. The SVS committee reserve the right to publish the article on the SVS website and other media sources (ie Veterinary Times).

The successful applicant would also be asked to give a 20-30 minute presentation at either the SVS Autumn meeting 2019 or the SVS spring meeting 2020 outlining their experiences and findings at the conference.




Our Aim

“To promote the prevention
of disease and the welfare of
sheep by providing a forum
for discussion, distribution of
research results and provision
of advice on veterinary
matters relating to sheep”

Contact the Society

Sheep Veterinary Society,
SVS Secretariat,
Moredun Research Institute,
Pentlands Science Park,
Bush Loan, Penicuik,
Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Tel: +44 131 445 5111
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