World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine 

Early Career Scholar Award


The World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine holds a biennial competition for early career scholars. This is for the best original essay or research paper on any aspect of the history of animal health and healing, broadly construed.

First Prize: 500 Euro plus budgeted expenses to present the paper at the WAHVM Biennial Congress

Second Prize: 200 Euro

Third Prize: 100 Euro

Terms and Conditions

1. The competition is open to current students of all educational backgrounds, and to those within 5 years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional degree (eg DVM, VetMB etc)

2. Submitted papers will be accepted either as manuscripts or if published within 2 years of the date of the next congress.

3. Papers must not exceed 10,000 words and will be accepted in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch (pdf preferred).

4. All submitted papers will be reviewed by a jury. Personal circumstances permitting, the first prize winner is expected to attend the upcoming congress to present their paper and receive their prize.

2018 ECS Award Winner Dr Annelise Binois, with WAHVM President Prof. Abigail Woods

How to Apply

The next competition will open on 1 June 2019. The deadline for entries is 31 August 2019.

Prize winners will be informed before the end of October and encouraged to attend the 2020 congress in South Africa.

Entries should be emailed to, using ‘WAHVM ECS award’ as the subject line.

The details of past ECS Award recipients can be found here.

WAHVM 2018

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