The Moredun Foundation (TMF) is currently inviting applications for the 2018 Moredun Foundation Award Scheme. The scheme offers an excellent opportunity for those who run or work at fisheries to receive funding for learning and collaboration projects to improve fish health. It has been set up to allow participants to broaden their knowledge of livestock health, including that of farmed aquatic species. Applications for this year are open until Wednesday 16 May 2018.
How it works
Applicants for the funding will submit a project proposal via an application form, and the selected projects will receive £2000 of funding from the Moredun Foundation. The TMF is open to a wide and diverse range of projects. For example, the foundation would welcome projects that seek to learn from farming practices in a foreign country, run a small scientific research project, develop an app to aid livestock health, or determine opinions and awareness on a particular livestock health issue. Or it is also open to completely new and original ideas.
There is a whole host of possibilities for what could be done with the funding, and it presents a fantastic opportunity for fisheries and aquaculture businesses to learn more about fish health and nurturing aquatic species.
How to apply
Applications are open until 16 May 2018. To apply, you’ll need to fill out an application form and send it to the Moredun Foundation along with a declaration form. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and be a UK resident, and will also need to be a member of the Moredun Foundation at the time of applying. You can find all of the relevant application documents, as well as contact details and more information on the scheme, on the Moredun Foundation website.
About the Moredun Foundation
The Moredun Foundation is a registered charity that seeks to improve the health and welfare of livestock through research. It was founded by farmers in 1920 and continues to maintain a close working relationship with the farming community to this day. Its network of farmers helps out scientists from the foundation by answering surveys and providing valuable samples to be studied.
In particular, the foundation aims to improve understanding of infectious diseases affecting livestock and develop preventative measures. As well as working with farmers, it also collaborates with vets and the general public, supporting a broad range of initiatives and delivering guest lectures at veterinary schools and agricultural colleges.
The Moredun Foundation has a membership programme for keeping interested parties in the loop about the latest research in this area. It also has over 40 regional advisor volunteers who work to bring together farmers and the foundation.
In terms of events, the Moredun Foundation organises regular specialist and CPD events. It also organises a livestock health roadshow that takes place annually and tours across England, Scotland and Wales, with high levels of attendance.
With the Moredun Foundation Award Scheme, the foundation continues to pursue its aims of developing knowledge about livestock health whilst also providing valuable business, personal and professional development opportunities for the selected participants.