Rosalind Dixon Memorial Scholarship for Farm Animal Welfare research
Supported by Humane Society International (HSI) and the University of Queensland Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics
An annual $10,000 scholarship to support research into improving farm animal welfare has been launched.
The Rosalind Dixon Memorial Scholarship for Farm Animal Welfare Research is supported by The University of Queensland (UQ) Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics and the Humane Society International.
Coordinated by UQ's Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, the scholarship is available to students undertaking Honours or postgraduate research into issues in intensive farming at any Australian university.
The scholarship was donated by Garth Dixon, in memory of his wife Rosalind Dixon. Mr and Mrs Dixon have made a long-standing contribution to the preservation of native vegetation in NSW.
The scholarship will be awarded each year, providing an ongoing and positive impact on improving the welfare of farm animals.
The projects could lead to eliminating practices that impact on an animal's ability to express natural behaviors such as, nurturing their young; interacting with their herd or flock; freedom for movement and exercise; minimizing stress in their environment and handling and alternatives to surgical procedures.
Applications close on Tuesday, 30 August 2011. Click here for a copy of the application form, or for more information contact Professor Clive Phillips of the UQ Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics.
Professor Clive Phillips, Chair of Animal Welfare
School of Veterinary Science
University of Queensland
Ph: +61 7 5460 1158
Mob: 0406 340 133