AWF invites applications for student research grants

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) is inviting applications for the AWF Student Grant Scheme for innovative research projects designed to practically and positively impact animal welfare.

The grants are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of veterinary science, veterinary nursing, animal welfare and agricultural studies.

The AWF Student Grant Scheme was set up in 2016 to invest in student education on animal welfare and welcomes proposals from undergraduate and postgraduate students of veterinary science, veterinary nursing, agricultural studies and animal welfare to undertake summer research projects next year.

Grants are decided based on the project’s innovation, relevance to topical animal welfare issues and ability to contribute towards raising animal welfare standards. They cover the cost of the project as well as a stipend for the student undertaking the research.

AWF chairperson Chris Laurence said: “The AWF Student Grant Scheme is a unique and exciting opportunity for students with a passion for animal welfare to develop their research skills while advancing scientific knowledge in their field.

“AWF’s mission is to improve the welfare of animals through science, education and debate, and the student grants are an important component in helping us achieve this aim. I’d encourage all university students with an interesting idea for a project to apply.”

The deadline for submission of applications is November 26. For more information, email


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