Veterinary surgeons who intend to conduct research in the field of gastroenterology in dogs or cats can apply for a grant of up to €20,000 (approx. £17,600) from the European Emesis Council (EEC).

Veterinary surgeons who intend to conduct research in the field of gastroenterology in dogs or cats can apply for a grant of up to €20,000 (approx. £17,600) from the European Emesis Council (EEC).

The EEC New Clinical Investigator Grant is open to qualified veterinarians who have obtained their degree within the last seven years and are working in Europe. The award will be made to support an original research into naturally occurring gastrointestinal disease – for a period of up to two years.

European Emesis Council logoThe European Emesis Council is a science-driven, non-charitable, not-for-profit group dedicated to promoting best practice in the management of canine and feline emesis and in the wider field of gastroenterology. It consists of specialists from France, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK, who are acknowledged experts in veterinary gastroenterology.

The EEC has decided to award the research grant as part of its on-going commitment to building and developing better practice in the management of canine emesis and associated causes. The group is supported by Pfizer Animal Health.

Applications will be evaluated by the EEC and must be conducted in strict accordance with the highest standards for animal care, including the standards of applicant’s national animal research legislation and other relevant European laws, regulations and guidelines.

The New Clinical Investigator Grant recipient will be presented at the ECVIM Congress in September 2010. Closing date for entries is July 1, 2010. Further details and an application form are available from www.emesiscouncil.com/eec-grant.

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