Humane Slaughter Association Student / Trainee Scholarships

Type of funding: Student Scholarships

Established in 1986 as a memorial to the late Miss Dorothy Sidley, General Secretary to the HSA for 48 years, the HSA Student/Trainee Scholarships provide up to £2,400 to enable students or trainees in the industry to carry out a project which is clearly aimed at improving the welfare of food animals in markets, during transport or at slaughter.

The scholarships exist to encourage those with an interest in research and careers which fall within the remit of the HSA. Applicants are welcomed from students and industry trainees. The project may be carried out as an integral part of a student's coursework over an academic year or during the summer vacation.

Applicants are encouraged to design their own projects, with guidance from supervisors, as necessary, to ensure that they are scientifically sound. The project must have a clear relevance to the welfare of farmed animals during transport, in markets or at slaughter and must be ethically acceptable. The HSA also provides some suggestions for projects each year

Deadline: 28/02/2023

Eligibility criteria:

Research projects that have a clear relevance to improving the well-being of food animals during transport, marketing, slaughter or killing.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students in agricultural, veterinary or meat sciences and trainees in the livestock, meat and fish industries are eligible to apply for the scholarship

Further information can be found here.