Animal Welfare Foundation Student Grants

Type of funding: Student Project Grants

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) has just launched its 2024 Student Grant Scheme, which aims to give students in veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing, animal welfare studies, agricultural sciences, zoology and social sciences the opportunity to develop their research skills by funding short, innovative research projects on animal welfare.

Since starting the scheme in 2016, AWF has invested over £75,000 in student research projects, from investigating imported rescue dogs’ health and behaviour issues to exploring the impact of human behaviour change on welfare.

The 2024 scheme will accept applications until 29th February 2024, allowing time for students to apply for funding. With £10,000 available for several small projects, AWF is looking for projects that address animal welfare topics relevant to managed animals in the UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get hands-on experience of scientific research and to deepen their understanding of animal welfare, enabling them to develop skills for their future academic and professional careers.

Deadline: 29/02/2024

Eligibility criteria:

The scheme is open to undergraduates studying veterinary and animal welfare degrees, but students from other disciplines are also welcome to apply if their project is within scope.

Further information can be found here.