MSD Animal Health has teamed up with the AAVMC on an international grant program designed to help mitigate the global public health problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Administered through the AAVMC’s Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME), the MSD Animal Health CIVME Antimicrobial Stewardship Grant program (ASGP) seeks to improve instructional programs related to AMR in educational institutions around the world.
“Antimicrobial resistance is an enormous problem in the world today and it looms as one of the greatest public health challenges we will face in the future,” said AAVMC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe. “We’re grateful to partner with a forward-thinking corporation like MSD Animal Health on an educational program that will help us address this threat and we appreciate their support of this critical program.”
“As a company that is highly committed to science-based research, MSD Animal Health supports the responsible use of antibiotics to prevent and treat disease, maintain the health of animals and, ultimately, ensure a safe global food supply,” said Elzo M. Kannekens, DVM, director of global public policy and multilateral affairs, MSD Animal Health. “We advocate for the use of vaccines to prevent disease and are making significant investments in global anti-microbial stewardship efforts to ensure current treatments remain effective as long as possible. As part of this commitment, we are proud to partner with AAVMC to bring forward this international grant program to improve educational programs about antimicrobial resistance.”
The grant program focuses on antibiotic stewardship and emphasize disease prevention through improved vaccination protocols. Keeping more animals free from infectious disease through immunizations will reduce the amount of antimicrobial agents required to treat sick animals.
- The total budget requested should not exceed $10,000.
- The project and budget period should not exceed 24 months.
- Due to the limited size of the CIVME grants, indirect project costs are not considered. Indirect costs are those associated with the overall operations and maintenance of the organization and not directly related to the project described in the grant application.
A few general application instructions:
- Use specific textbox provided for including any references; references are optional, however, strongly encouraged to be updated.
- While filling the application form, please ensure to save as draft frequently to avoid loss of data.
- CIVME can provide a translation service; please contact CIVME@aavmc.org for any translation needs or questions.
- Current CIVME Core or Alternate members are not permitted to be part of a CIVME grant application.
- Current holders of a CIVME grant (including both the principal investigator (PI) and all collaborators) are not permitted to apply for another grant either as the PI or as a collaborator until the previous grant has been completed and the final report submitted to CIVME and approved by CIVME. o Collaboration across CIVME regions is highly encouraged; submissions limited to one geographic region will have that limitation reflected in their grant score. Please contact CIVME@aavmc.org with any questions or concerns.
All applications must be submitted through the online CIVME grant application portal. No hard copy or email applications will be considered.
Your application must be “Submitted as Final” by 11:59pm (EDT) on December 6, 2022.
The application period for the 2022-23 grant cycle will open on Monday, September 19, 2022. Submit grant applications here.
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2020 Grant Recipient:
Antimicrobial Stewardship Cooperative, Dr. Laura Hardefeldt, University of Melbourne
2021 Grant Recipients:
Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Global Veterinary Medical Academic Settings Through the Understanding of Attitudes and Perceived Barriers to Implementation, Dr. Emily Feyes, Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Seminar on the Prudent Use of Antibiotics in Aquaculture, Dr. Sophie St-Hilaire, City University of Hong Kong
2022 Grant Recipient :
Generating Veterinary Student Ambassadors to Combat Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes in Four Veterinary Schools in the World, Dr. Nayan Wijayawardhane, University of Peradeniya