Deadline: February 28, 2023

Animal Welfare Student Scholarships enable students to develop their interests in animal welfare science.

Students are encouraged to carry out their own projects (whether research or educational) with the aim of contributing to our growing knowledge of how best to assess, or improve, the welfare of animals be they farm animals, animals in zoos, pets, animals used in scientific research, or those with which we interact in the wild.

Projects may be carried out anywhere in the world. If the location of the study is not at the university or institute where the student is enrolled, confirmation is needed from the study host.


  • Student Scholarships consist of a £250 per week subsistence allowance for the Scholar and £100 per week project expenses. Although typically completed during the July-September vacation, projects may be carried out at any time and usually last 4 to 8 weeks. Support is provided for up to 8 weeks up to a maximum of £2800, although projects themselves may be longer than this.


  • Applications are welcome from undergraduate or MSc students who are interested in carrying out a project in animal welfare and who are studying at the universities or colleges at which there is a Universities Federation of Animal Welfare (UFAW) Link.
  • PhD Students are not eligible to apply.


The application consists of three parts:

  • An online form with contact information and a summary of the project.
  • A detailed project description  (up to 3 pages).
  • A CV for the student applying (1-2 pages)

When submitting the application (ie the online form, plus two documents to be sent in an email to please copy the main supervisor in the email, as we need a confirmation email from them that they are willing to take the student on.

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