Information for the 2014 Awards will be available later
This year's inaugural International Canine Health Awards
attracted illustrious candidates from around the world. The
Dr Elaine Ostrander, Dr
Gustavo Aguirre and Emily
Milodowski were the first ever winners of the awards and now
nominations are being sought as the prestigious awards return for a
Run by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and underwritten by a
major gift from Vernon and Shirley Hill, Founders of Metro Bank,
the International Canine Health Awards recognise innovative
researchers and veterinary scientists whose work has had a positive
impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs. 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.
Here is the list of awards being made available together with
the award winners from last year. We hope this provides inspiration
to make that important nomination and vital prize fund to continue
this amazing work.
- 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 - a
CV and five references will be required. 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 - a CV and five references will be
required. The Award will be presented to someone who has
made a significant impact on the world stage of canine health.
- Student Inspiration Awards with a prize fund of £10,000
for the winner and two runner up prize funds of £5,000
each to aid further education costs, the development of
their careers, or to create or continue a project. A completed application form, an
abstract of their research project, a CV (or CV of the nominated
leader if it is a group research project) and a letter of
recommendation from their faculty or research centre will be
required. 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. All nominations should be sent
to, Fay Moore via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by post at Fay Moore, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, 1-5
Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB. Please download the Student Inspiration Award
Following the high calibre of the nominations for the first year
of the competition, the Kennel Club Charitable Trust is eagerly
awaiting this year's nominations.
The objectives of the International Canine Health Awards are to
recognise individuals who have helped improve dog health and
inspire others. As the awards return for their second year,
Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Secretary, is urging people to submit
nominations to help achieve the objectives: "In the past few years
alone, we have made huge strides in improving canine health, and
there are numerous people out there who continue to work on
projects that will give our dogs a healthier future. We want to
make sure that these people are recognised and acknowledged.
"The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has a long history of
supporting work that helps to improve dog health. Thanks to the
generous funding from Vernon and Shirley Hill, the
International Canine Health Awards go a step further, honouring and
rewarding the work of specific individuals."
Vernon Hill, Founder and Chairman of Metro Bank and whose major
gift underwrites the International Canine Health Awards, said: "We
are proud to support these important awards for the second year in
a row, to fund research that may transform canine health by
encouraging the same visionary thinking and innovation that Metro
Bank champions. At Metro Bank, 'Dogs Rule'."
Further information about the International Canine Health Awards