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Nomination Deadline Date:  August 15th, 2013

Nominations are sought for the Merial Applied Equine Research Award.  The award recognizes outstanding research conducted in a specific field of applied equine science over the past five years. The 2013 award will honor advances in the understanding of emerging diseases in horses.

The winner will be recognized at the opening ceremony of the 13th WEVA Congress in Budapest, Hungary (October 3-5, 2013), with a plaque and a $6,000 (U.S.) award, plus a $1000 contribution to travel costs.  He/she will be invited to present a brief oral and written summary of his/her group's work to the Congress.


Award Guidelines  

1. National equine veterinary practitioner associations and individual members of those organizations can submit a nomination. Nominees do not have to be members of the nominating association; nor do they have to be of the same nationality or live in the country from which the nomination stems.

2. Nominations should comprise of:

  • A brief (not more than one page) cover letter from the nominator which should include the candidate's name, address, telephone, e-mail address, Fax number (if relevant), and a listing/summary of his/her current and past positions of employment.
  • One page listing the candidate's major scientific publications from 2007 to 2013 (inclusive).
  • One page narrative of the scientific basis for this nomination. (i.e., for what advances in the understanding of emerging diseases has this nominee been responsible within the last five years, and why are they worthy of the award?)


An international panel of equine scientists will select the awardee.

Nominations should be submitted electronically to:

David R. Hodgson, Professor and Head
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech


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