Student research grants

Are you a student of veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing, agricultural studies or animal welfare?

Do you have an idea for a research project that could have a practical impact on raising animal welfare standards? 

Apply for a AWF student research grant today! We are offering students with a passion for animal welfare the chance to develop their research skills. The AWF Student Grant Scheme is for small research projects that could practically and positively impact animal welfare.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 24 November 2019.

Who can apply?

Who can apply?

Those studying veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing, agricultural studies and animal welfare, who will have completed 2 years of study by the start of the project can apply for the research grant. Students studying for an MSc can also apply. The scheme is not currently open to PhD students.

What will the grant cover?

What will the grant cover?

The grant will cover the costs of the project and a stipend to be paid to the student undertaking the research. The stipend will be equivalent to the national minimum wage.

What are the benefits of doing a research project?

What are the benefits of doing a research project?

From learning to design and execute a research study from start to finish, to travelling abroad and meeting experts in the field of animal welfare, undertaking a student research project can be really rewarding and beneficial to your studies and future careers.

How do I apply?

How do I apply?

Before making your application, please make sure you read our application guidelines and terms & conditions documents below. Please also make sure that you can fulfil all the grant requirements. You can then apply by completing our application form and returning it to enquiries@animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk

Make your application:

Before making your application for an AWF student grant, please read our application guidelines and terms and conditions. Please also make sure that you are able to meet our grant requirements:

  • Students must undertake a research project that supports their professional development and contributes to animal welfare in a practical and positive way.
  • The project objective should be achievable in the time available: projects can last for up to 12 weeks full time during 2020 and can be spread out throughout the year.
  • Projects must have a staff supervisor.
  • Students must be affiliated with a UK or Irish University.
  • A final report must be sent to AWF within two months of the project’s completion.

Ready to make your application?

Once you have read our application guidelines and made sure that you can meet our grant requirements, you can now apply for an AWF student research grant by completing our application form.

Please return your application form by midnight on Sunday 24 November 2019 to enquiries@animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk

What previous student researchers say...

  1. “This was an extremely formative experience for me. I have learnt a lot about the process of grant writing, completing a scientific project and working in a developing country.”

    Luke O'Connor, University of Bristol
  2. “I have never had the opportunity to take on a research project of my own and, in this case, I was able to design and execute a study from start to finish. I am proud of what I was able to achieve in just 8 short weeks. ”

    Victoria McCulloch, University of Edinburgh
  3. “I was amongst the speakers invited to an audience of industry professionals in Edinburgh. I gave a 30-minute presentation and had a positive response from the audience. This really built my confidence in public speaking and networking.”

    Charlotte Norman, University of Liverpool
  4. “I feel much more enthusiastic about undertaking further research into dairy cattle lameness and hope that I can play a part (however small) in reducing lameness within the dairy industry. ”

    Bethany Griffiths, University of Liverpool
  5. “I have really enjoyed the project, the highlight for me was presenting some findings to a meeting of the top people in dairy farming in Tesco. Everyone was very interested in the findings and keen to learn more about what I was reporting. ”

    Cherrill Bedford, University of Liverpool

 Scroll down to read about previous student projects and watch a short video of their presentations at the AWF Discussion Forum.

 

Evaluation of skin wounds in donkeys in Tamil Nadu

Evaluation of skin wounds in donkeys in Tamil Nadu

Imported rescue dogs: reasons, methods and welfare

Imported rescue dogs: reasons, methods and welfare

Public perception and poultry production

Public perception and poultry production

Deciphering the microbiome of infectious lameness causing lesions in dairy cattle

Deciphering the microbiome of infectious lameness causing lesions in dairy cattle

Investigating parasite burdens of orphaned one-horned rhino calves, juveniles and wild rhinos in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

Investigating parasite burdens of orphaned one-horned rhino calves, juveniles and wild rhinos in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

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