Diamond Jubilee award

To celebrate 75 years of the AVTRW we are pleased to announce the launch of this award to help support undergraduate research projects relating to veterinary medicine and teaching.

Previous award winners

2023 Diamond Jubilee Winner

Canine mitral valve disease research

Understanding how extracellular vesicles contribute to the progression of canine mitral valve disease’.
Read Rowan's story →
2023 Diamond Jubilee Winner

3D co-culture angiogenesis assay

The development of a 3D co-culture angiogenesis assay using equine cells’, aimed to optimise assay protocols for use with equine ECs.
Read Andrea's story →
2022 Diamond Jubilee Winner

3D intranasal modelling

The development of a 3D printed calf head model to assess dispersal of intranasal vaccine application.
Read Macy's story →
2022 Diamond Jubilee Winner

Retrospective multicentric study

Research into the prevalence of meningoencephalitis of unknown origin (MUO) in the UK canine population.
Read Yeonsoo's story →
Award details

Diamond Jubilee

Please note, submissions are currently closed
Who can apply for the Diamond Jubilee award?
The AVTRW Diamond Jubilee Award is open to undergraduates studying veterinary medicine or animal-related science degrees. We will accept applications from students in any year of their course, who will not have graduated by the time their project starts. Students must be affiliated with a UK or Irish university or college and be a student member of AVTRW.
What is the scope of the research project?
We are looking for projects that will be of interest to the veterinary profession, including veterinary education, which are based on sound scientific principles. The grants are for supervised, extra or intra-curricular projects.
Award details
  • Up to three grants/awards of up to £1,500 each are available for projects lasting up to 8 weeks full-time during the allocated year. These 8 weeks can be spread throughout the year. Start and end dates, along with timings of the project should be clearly stated in the application form.
  • The student must be supervised by a staff member at the institution where they are studying, who has relevant research experience. The supervisor is responsible for supporting the student at all stages of the project.
  • Acceptance of an award carries an obligation to present an oral abstract at the AVTRW conference in September 2023, to be held in Edinburgh (travel and accommodation expenses will be provided).
  • Grant awards are subject to ethical review by the host institution, evidence of which must be provided to AVTRW.
  • Submissions are now closed. Successful applicants will be notified before 31st March 2023