Integrative Veterinarians Australia Research Bursary 2023
This year, the Integrated Veterinarians Australia (IVA) special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association is offering a bursary of $1000 as a reward and incentive for projects, research and science-based communications related to integrative medicine. Applications close Friday 27 October 2023.
The objective of this bursary is to financially support preparation of material that informs veterinarians in the broader veterinary community about the use, efficacy and validity of complementary therapies, that contributes to the scientific knowledge underpinning our understanding of integrative therapies and/or contributes to the formal recognition of integrative modalities.
Our 2022 recipient, Dr Renee James, presented an overview of advances in integrative veterinary oncology for companion pets, early this year. The 2021 recipient was Dr Caroline Hoetzer, for a literature review of the efficacy of selected commonly used nutraceuticals in the management of anxiety in dogs and cats. She plans to present her project outcome as a webinar on Tuesday 4 October 2022, starting at 7pm AEST. Previous recipients were Dr Susan Peden (2020) for her original research work on an acupuncture-oxytocin connection in horses (presented as a face-to-face lecture at the May 2022 AVA Conference) and Dr Renee O’Duhring (2019) for research into clinical application and benefits of serologic vaccine titre testing for dogs and cats (presented as a webinar in 2020).
Our 2023 successful applicant will deliver one of the following outcomes:
- Research and then a poster for the 2024 AVA conference
- Research and then a one hour webinar (longer if you wish!).
- Any other project that meets the objectives of the bursary - we encourage innovation!
Interested? Please read on!
Applicants are not required to be members of IVA or AVA.
Veterinary practitioners using integrative therapies, researchers and students from all Australian universities in any year of their veterinary studies are all eligible to apply for the bursary.
Applications will be assessed by 'the panel' formed by the IVA executive on the basis of information provided by the applicant including:
- Aim of research / project and presentation
- Methods of acquiring information/data etc.
- Summary of outcomes expected
- Practical application of methods discussed in the presentation
Applications must address complementary therapy and support the Position Statement of IVA.
Scope includes but is not limited to practical application of therapies in practice, research, ecology, case studies and treatment protocols and education.
A presentation as media, poster or paper or webinar would be approximately 2000 words or 10 minutes duration and could:
- Relate to experiences or studies undertaken
- Present interesting and important information relevant to Integrative medicine
Copyright & promotion
It is a condition of awarding the bursary that the outcome from application of the bursary can be used without fee within the AVA/IVA to:
- Promote, educate or advance the AVA’s interests and those of the IVA
- Be presented as a Poster or media presentation at the AVA Conference, IVA stream or published in proceedings, vet voice or other media such as webinars
- Be printed in the IVA newsletter, website and may be considered for other AVA publications
It is a condition of awarding the bursary that the outcomes of the bursary can be used without fee within the AVA/IVA to promote, educate or advance the interests of AVA and IVA:
- May be presented as a Poster or media presentation at an AVA or IVA Conference, IVA stream lecture or published in proceedings, Vet Voice or other format such as webinars.
- May be printed in the IVA newsletter, AVA/ IVA website and may be considered for other AVA publications.
- Applications close on 27 October 2023.
- Applications will be assessed by the IVA Executive Committee members and the successful application will be notified
- Outcomes will be advised to each applicant by the IVA Secretary as soon as practicable
Your application should be in writing (electronic) to the Secretary and outline :
- Aim of your research / project or presentation
- Methods of acquiring information/data etc.
- Current status of your research
- Practical application of your research
- Must address complementary therapy and support the Position Statement of IVA.
- Scope includes, but is not limited to, clinical application, novel research, literature review, your own case studies and treatment protocols, education, ecology.