Battersea Research Grants Programme

Type of funding: Research Grants

This is a brand new grants programme designed to encourage academic institutions and research organisations to work in partnership with Battersea to develop new research on animal welfare within the shelter environment and in the home following adoption. Research projects will also provide invaluable insight and knowledge to share with the wider sector.
The Battersea Research Programme will provide funding of up to £40,000 over a maximum of 12 months, to enable independent researchers or principal investigators within HE and other educational institutions to complete research projects linked to an aspect of shelter welfare in dogs and/or cats.
Application is a two stage process, with awards expected to commence in late Spring 2021.

Deadline: 25/02/2021

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must
- Hold a PhD or equivalent qualification.
- Be based at an eligible / recognised organisation / academic institution.
- Be within the first five consecutive years, at the time of application, of either (whichever is the earliest): their first permanent independent academic research post, or a named limited-tenured/fixed-term academic research post, obtained in open competition
(Note that tenure must cover the duration of the award).
- Be fully independent researchers with access to their own lab space and with the ability to recruit and to be registered as the primary supervisor of PhD students and research assistants (Career Development or Tenure Track
- Additionally, applications may also be considered from independent researchers (i.e. principal investigators) who have recently returned to academia (within the last 6 months at time of application), following a career break from research.

Further information can be found here.