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HSA Animal Welfare Research Training (PhD) Scholarship 2015

The HSA is recognised internationally for promoting scientific advances towards improving the welfare of food animals worldwide (e.g. mammals, birds, fish, etc) during their transport, marketing, slaughter or killing for disease control and other welfare reasons. 

As part of its endeavours to encourage high quality science that is likely to lead to substantial advances in animal welfare in these areas, the HSA is running a scheme to award a HSA Animal Welfare 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 award will be for a maximum of £110,000.

The HSA wishes to encourage research in the areas listed below but also welcomes other projects aimed at improving the well-being of animals that are farmed for food, during their transport, marketing, slaughter or killing for disease control and other welfare reasons.

  • development of improved or novel methods of stunning animals
  • refinements in electrical stunning of turkeys, ducks and geese
  • improvements in fasting, handling, transport and slaughter procedures for fish
  • refinement of existing, or development of novel, methods of assessing states of consciousness, enabling correlations of neurological activity with animal behaviour and physiology
  • refinements to electrical stunning methods, to improve both animal welfare and meat quality

Applications are invited from students registered at universities and establishments in the UK.  Applications are also invited from students registered at universities outside the UK, if the university has a UFAW/HSA University ‘LINK’ person.  (To see if a university has a LINK person, or to enquire about becoming a LINK person for your university, view: www.ufaw.org.uk/links-news-events.php

How to apply

Applications are now closed for this Scholarship.

Selected applicants will be invited (in mid-December 2014) to submit a more detailed proposal prepared jointly by the supervisor and the PhD candidate.  The completed Detailed Proposal must be submitted to the HSA by Friday 23 January 2015.

 

 

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