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Call for applications for 2020 VMG Research Grants

Practice staff, managers, clinicians and researchers are invited to apply for an award of up to £2,000 to fund a research project

Applications for the 2020 Veterinary Management Group (VMG) Research Grants are now open. Practice staff, managers, clinicians and researchers are invited to apply for an award of up to £2,000 to fund a research project to support the development of best practice in any area of veterinary business, leadership and management. The deadline for applications is 28 August 2020.

The VMG launched its Research Grant Scheme in 2019 to encourage research that enhances understanding of the contemporary veterinary sector, including strategy, people, finance and marketing; or exploring how management and leadership theory can be applied to the sector’s everyday work. Topics being researched by 2019 grant holders include gender and entrepreneurship, corporatisation, and career pathways. The three recipients will report on progress later this year, prior to presenting their full results and recommendations at a new Evidence-Based Practice Showcase during VMG-SPVS Congress in January 2021.

Commenting on the launch of the 2020 VMG Veterinary Leadership Research Awards, VMG President Mr Richard (Rich) Casey explained: “The veterinary sector was already changing rapidly with the COVID-19 pandemic serving only to further accelerate the changes. The leaders of our profession have a critical role to play in helping us to overcome and embrace the challenges of our changing and increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world.”

He continued: “We believe that the VMG is uniquely placed to support not only our own members, but also the whole profession in building an evidence base of best practice in veterinary leadership, management and business and our Research Grant scheme will, of course, contribute to this. We were delighted at the response to last year’s call for proposals and look forward to receiving some equally exciting bids this year.”

The VMG is the UK’s leading association for those working in leadership and management roles in the veterinary sector. A not-for-profit organisation, it works to champion the professional and personal development of those in the veterinary profession through CPD, networking, certified management accreditation and the provision of educational resources.

Further information, including the Call for Proposals, Application Form, and Guidance Notes are available on VMG’s website.

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