• International Canine Health Awards

International Canine Health Awards

International Canine Health Awards 2015 winners all together

The Kennel Club International Canine Health Awards recognise innovative researchers and veterinary scientists whose work has had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs.

Underwritten by a major gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill, Founders of Metro Bank and administrated by the Kennel Club, a significant prize fund is on offer for the winners of each award, making them an opportunity not to be missed by anyone working for the betterment of dog health. The objectives of the International Canine Health Awards are to recognise individuals who have helped improve dog health and inspire others.

The Kennel Club would like to invite applicants for the 2016 Awards, which are to be presented in April 2016 at our Kennel Club office in London. All applications are to be submitted to icha@thekennelclub.org.uk by 8 January 2016. The Awards being presented are as follows:

  • International Prize in Canine Health with prize fund of £40,000 for future projects - for outstanding contribution in the field of canine health and welfare in the world. The Award will be presented to someone who is currently involved in world class innovation but with much still to contribute. 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award with £10,000 Prize Fund - a veterinarian or scientist working in a related discipline who has dedicated much of their career to advancing the health of dogs. The Award will be presented to someone who has made a significant impact on the world stage of canine health. 
  • Student Inspiration Awards - Postgraduate and Undergraduate - with a prize fund of £5,000 for the winner of each category to aid further education costs, the development of their careers, or to create or continue a project. The Award will be presented to an extraordinary student studying at a British veterinary school, who demonstrates the potential to significantly advance the frontiers of veterinary medicine and research in the field of dogs.

How to apply

The awards will be judged by representatives from the veterinary profession and the world of scientific research, including experts in the nominees' selected fields.

  • IMPORTANT: the deadline for applications has now been extended to the 8th January.

To download the application forms, please click here.

  • All applications are to be submitted electronically to icha@thekennelclub.org.uk by the 8th January. 
  • The International Award requires a minimum of two referees to support the application
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award requires a minimum of four seconders to support the application
  • The Student Inspiration Awards require a personal statement and a supporting letter for your application (this would normally be a supervisor/tutor, Head of Department or Head of School)
  • Shortlisted applicants for the Student Inspiration Awards will be required to attend an interview at the Kennel Club in London, and will be reimbursed for travel and expenses.


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