AWF wishes to receive project proposals that provide deeper understanding to contribute to the activities of discussion and debate within the theme ‘Breeding for better welfare’.
We particularly welcome projects that address issues surrounding conformation in animals of any species.
Projects that are able to deliver impact and have a strong knowledge exchange plan outlined will score highly, as generating discussion and debate around key animal welfare topics is at the core of AWF’s work. We can give you a platform and will expect you to share your research with the veterinary professions and the wider animal welfare community.
We are seeking applications for research on animal welfare; projects focussing solely on physical health, disease or ethics, for example, will not be funded. Please refer to our What is Animal Welfare guidance.
Funding is available for projects costing between £60,000 and £100,000 and of 18-24 months duration
Lead researchers must have at least 2 years research experience and be based in the UK. Grants can be used to fund Masters students
The research should be appropriate for publishing in a peer-reviewed journal and with open access
Projects should be designed to provide information that could have a practical impact of relevance to the veterinary professions
This will be a two-step application process. Researchers are invited to submit a project overview and those of interest will be invited to submit a full application over the summer.
Please send your overview application form, accompanied by a 2 page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org