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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 brilliant students in the UK.

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.

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  • 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
    efinements 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)
  • The award can be taken at the UK

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.

How to Apply

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.

Application Deadline: Closed

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