AWF student grants are intended to support the development of students in the field of animal welfare.
Projects must be designed to have a practical and positive impact on raising animal welfare standards and be based on sound scientific principles.
As well as stand-alone projects, we would accept applications for a series of projects or a pilot that could be later expanded into a bigger project.
The AWF student grant scheme is open to 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 and to students studying for an MSc. The scheme is not open to PhD students.
The grant will cover the costs of the project and will allow for a stipend to be paid to the student undertaking the research. The stipend will be equivalent to the national minimum wage.
“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.”
“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. ”
“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.”
“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. ”
“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. ”