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HSA Animal Welfare Research Training (PhD) Scholarship in UK, 2015

Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for research training funding for improving the welfare of food animals worldwide during their transport, marketing, slaughter or killing for disease control and other welfare reasons. award is awarded for veterinary or science graduate to undertake a three-year program of research leading to a degree at the doctorate level. 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.

Study Subject(s): 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
Course Level: award is available to undertake research leading to a degree at the doctorate level.
Programme Provider: Humane Slaughter Association (HSA)
Award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility: 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.

 Open for International Students: UK and international students (registered at universities outside the UK, if the university has a UFAW/HSA University ‘LINK’ person) can apply for this research training scholarship.

Description: Humane Slaughter Association (HSA)The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is recognized internationally for promoting scientific advances towards improving the welfare of food animals worldwide (for example, but not exclusively, mammals, birds and fish) during their transport, marketing, slaughter and killing for disease control and welfare reasons. As part of its endeavors to encourage high quality science likely to lead to substantial advances in animal welfare, 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 the doctorate level. The award will be for a maximum of £110,000.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of award is three years.

What does it cover? The award will be for a maximum of £110,000.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The panel may call short-listed candidates for interview before making an award. (NB: An invitation to submit a Detailed Proposal is not a guarantee that the project will be funded). The HSA hopes to announce the winner of the Scholarship by mid-March 2015.

How to Apply: Application for this application will be a two-stage process. Initially, supervisors are required to submit a brief Concept Note by Wednesday 19 November 2014. So, prospective students who are interested in applying for this HSA Scholarship need to, under their own initiative, identify and liaise with potential supervisors at universities or colleges as soon as possible to ensure they and their supervisor submit a Concept Note by 19 November 2014. All the documents must be submitted by post or email. Following assessment of these Concept Notes, selected applicants will be invited (in mid-December 2014) to submit more detailed proposals, prepared jointly by the supervisor and the PhD candidate, by Friday 23 January 2015.

Application Deadline: The brief concept note must be submitted by 19 November 2014. The completed Detailed Proposal must be submitted to the HSA by Friday 23 January 2015.

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