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Grants and Awards

The HSA has a number of grant schemes for research and other projects aimed at improving animal welfare during transport, marketing, slaughter and killing for disease control and welfare reasons.


HSA Special Travel Award 2017

The HSA is making funds of up to £10,000 (in total) available to support travel and subsistence expenses for short-term, technical and/or scientific visits to appropriate institutions and/or commercial operation.

  • The award will be for a maximum of £10,000 in total
  • Applications must be made on the HSA Special Travel Award Application Form
  • This award is now closed.

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HSA Animal Welfare Research Training (PhD) Scholarship 2015

The HSA is running a scheme to award a research training scholarship, to enable a promising veterinary or science graduate to undertake a three-year program of research, leading to a degree at doctorate level.  The research should aim to improve the well-being of animals that are farmed for food, during their transport, marketing, slaughter or killing for disease control and other welfare reasons.

  • The award will be for a maximum of £110,000.
  • Applicants will propose the subject of the PhD project and the institution where the student will be registered
  • Supervisors are required to submit a Concept Note application by the closing date.
  • This Scholarship is now closed. 

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The Humane Slaughter Award

  • recognises individuals or organisations, anywhere in the world, that have made significant scientific, technical or other advances that have led to improvements in the humane slaughter of livestock.  
  • Applications can be in person or by nomination.
  • The award is for £3000.
  • Closing date: 9 December 2016.

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Dorothy Sidley Scholarships  

  • awarded to support students and industry trainees undertaking research projects that are aimed at improving the welfare of food animals during transport, in markets or at slaughter.
  • Up to £2,240 available per award
  • Open to students registered at universities and colleges in the UK or outside the UK at establishments that have a UFAW/HSA LINK person, and to industry trainees in the UK
  • Closing date: 28 February 2017

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The HSA also offers grants for essential research and other projects aimed at improving animal welfare during transport, in markets and at slaughter.

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