HSA Student/Trainee Scholarships

  • DeadlineDeadline: 28 February 2024
  • South East, All EnglandSouth East, All England


Dorothy Sidley award for Advances in Animal Welfare during Transport, Marketing & Slaughter

Established in 1986 as a memorial to the late Miss Dorothy Sidley, General Secretary to the HSA for 48 years, the HSA Student/Trainee Scholarships provide up to £2,400 to enable students or trainees in the industry to carry out a project which is clearly aimed at improving the welfare of food animals in markets, during transport or at slaughter.

Over 50 Scholarships have been granted since the award’s inception, supporting student research across a diverse range of topics, from investigating the welfare of sheep during sea transport to investigating links between pre-slaughter handling of cattle and meat quality.

The scholarships exist to encourage those with an interest in research and careers which fall within the remit of the HSA. Applicants are welcomed from students and industry trainees registered at universities or establishments in the UK and those registered outside the UK with a UFAW/HSA University Link person. The project may be carried out as an integral part of a student’s coursework over an academic year or during the summer vacation.

How to apply

Details on the HSA Website

A concise outline of the proposed study is required. Where applicable it should contain reference to scientific papers or other work relevant to the investigation. The proposal should include details on the number of any animals to be studied and the methods. The scholarship should be used by the student or trainee to fund their project costs and associated subsistence.

Applications should include a reference from the supervisor, which should also be endorsed by the head of department.

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