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Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Graduate Scholarship at UPEI in Canada, 2015

The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) awards graduate funding for the training of researchers at the masters or doctoral level in the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC). This competition is open to any candidate who meets the admission criteria for graduate studies at UPEI. Award of the support will be conditional on the acceptance of the successful candidate into the graduate program of a relevant academic department, and will be subject to availability of funds to cover operating costs for the research project. The application deadline is May 25, 2015.

Study Subject(s): award is awarded for animal welfare research.
Course Level: Scholarship supports the training of researchers at the masters or doctoral level in the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI).
Programme Provider:
Sir James Dunn and Christofor Foundations
Award can be taken at:
Canada

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Eligibility: This competition is open to any candidate who meets the admission criteria for graduate studies at UPEI. Students who receive the award for support of a Masters program are eligible to apply again for support for a subsequent PhD program. This award may be held simultaneously with other awards.

Open for International Students: University of Prince Edward IslandDomestic and international applicants are eligible to apply for this application .

Description: The SJDAWC is very pleased to announce a new animal welfare graduate scholarship. The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Graduate support will support the training of researchers at the masters or doctoral level to pursue animal welfare research at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Both applied or more fundamental approaches to research pertaining to animal welfare are welcome. Since 1994, generous support from the Sir James Dunn and Christofor Foundations has provided a stable foundation for the Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre (SJDAWC) at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI. The Centre is very grateful to the Christofor Foundation for its renewed commitment for 2015 to 2020, which includes funding for the new scholarship.

Number of award(s): Subject to availability of funds, one support will be awarded each year.

Duration of award(s): The duration of scholarship is as follows:
-Masters Student (Domestic)-renewable for one additional year
-Masters Student (International)–renewable for one additional year
-PhD Student (Domestic) –renewable for two additional years
-PhD Student (International)–renewable for two additional years.

What does it cover?
-Masters Student (Domestic) $24,522
-Masters Student (International) $31,467
-PhD Student (Domestic) $24,522
-PhD Student (International) $31,467
Award of the support will be conditional on the acceptance of the successful candidate into the graduate program of a relevant academic department, and will be subject to availability of funds to cover operating costs for the research project. Students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors at UPEI prior to application to discuss research opportunities and potential sources of funding. Students may take up their award at any time of year but the award must be taken up within 12 months of the date of the letter of offer.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be ranked based on their demonstrated potential to excel in the program of study, their qualifications and experience relevant to the conduct of research pertaining to the welfare of animals, potential for leadership in the field of animal welfare, and the feasibility and animal welfare impact of their proposed research and its relevance to the mission of the SJDAWC. Both applied or more fundamental approaches to animal welfare research are welcome. Where there are two highly ranked candidates of equal standing, preference will be given to a candidate who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The successful candidate will be recommended by the SJDAWC Management Board in consultation with the Dean of AVC, and approved by the UPEI Senate Committee on Scholarships and Awards.

Notification: Scholarships decisions will be announced at the end of June. Students may take up their award at any time of the year but must do so within 12 months of the date of the letter of offer.

How to Apply: Candidates must apply via email to the Coordinator, SJDAWC (animalwelfare-at-upei.ca) by May 25, 2015. The attachments to the email application package must contain a letter of intent that specifically addresses each of the selection criteria below, a current curriculum vitae, and academic records. Academic records include scanned copies of official transcripts from all university courses completed by the time of application, together with academic awards, prizes and scholarships. Applicants are encouraged (a) to provide an example of their academic writing, e.g. an academic publication, thesis or essay and (b) to indicate in their letter of intent their areas of interest and if possible an outline of their proposed animal welfare research.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 25, 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application