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- What evidence supports use of face coverings?
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Funding related to veterinary science studies, science or animals
The Animal Welfare Foundation supports research projects which make a practical difference to animal welfare. AWF has invested millions in research projects which have led to breakthrough diagnostics and treatments in many species.
The BBSRC is a large funder of bioscience research, awarding around 2,000 PhD students each year, amounting to a total of £43.5 million funded per annum. Its strategic priorities are food security, bioenergy and industrial biotechnology, and bioscience underpinning health and ageing.
A small number of grants focused on supporting the improvement and advancement of the production of hen or duck eggs in the UK by advancing, promoting, conducting, encouraging education, investigations, research and experimental or development work to that end
The British Hen Welfare Trust offers grants to students who wish to undertake research that will improve and benefit the quality of health, welfare and longevity of pet chickens
BVNA works alongside numerous companies and institutions to award a number of bursaries each year with the aim of assisting students or qualified veterinary nurses.
Defra funds around 1,000 evidence projects each year, covering research in natural and social sciences, as well as projects on economic analysis, monitoring, testing and surveillance activities.
The Digglers Charitable Trust aims to improve animal welfare, and to assist veterinary undergraduates studying as a second degree. A bursary scheme is available, which allows the students to collect monies on behalf of the charity which then undertakes to pass it onto the veterinary faculty to help pay undergraduate fees. The charity also aims to pass on the Gift Aid associated with the donations. The charity, if accumulated funds allow, plans to make grants available for these students.
The Gen Foundation awards grants to grants to students/researchers in natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.
Educational grants are offered to individuals, organisations and expeditions. Including grants to hose who have made proper provision to fund a degree or higher education course but find themselves facing unexpected financial difficulties which may prevent completion of it and individuals who as part of a degree course, are required to spend a short period studying in another country.
The HBLB collects a statutory levy from the horseracing business of bookmakers. Some of these funds are awarded as grants and scholarships that contribute to the health and wellbeing of thoroughbreds. Since 2000, HBLB has applied some £35 million to equine veterinary science and education with the aim of improving the health and welfare of the racing and breeding Thoroughbred horse.
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust provides grants for organisations specifically involved in canine welfare, rescue and support. Grants are rarely made to individuals and not to political organisations.
The Leatherseller’s Company offers educational grants to individuals and charitable grants to organisations. Educational grants of up to £5000 per year are given to exceptional students of full-time degrees at a UK university, who are in financial need. Priority is given to students in the Greater London area. Charitable grants are awarded to UK registered charities or educational organisations, and priority is again given to Greater London and to relevance to the leather trade.
Marie Curie Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their nationality or field of research. In addition to generous research funding, scientists have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector.
The MRC’s mission is to improve human health through world-class medical research. Funding is available including fellowships and studentships. Funds are not provided to the student directly; the student is advised to contact the institution at which they wish to study. The MRC supports around 1,900 PhD students at any one time.
The Moredun Foundation supports scholarships each year to provide an opportunity for individuals to pursue a short-term project to broaden their education and experience in areas relating to livestock health and welfare, and the agricultural industry.
PetSavers funds clinical research specifically designed to advance knowledge of conditions affecting small animals kept as pets, with the ultimate aim of advancing the understanding of the cause and / or management of a clinical disorder. Projects are selected in the hope that study results will have a rapid and positive impact on the way diseases are diagnosed, managed and treated in general practice, as well as at a specialist level.
Our grant programmes support projects that contribute to animal wellbeing through the development of resources, initiatives and research that build the evidence base of veterinary science. We support projects that are of immediate value to practising veterinary healthcare professionals and that directly contribute to evidence-based clinical decision-making. We do not provide funding for tuition fees, CPD or general charity appeals.
Individuals who are vegetarian or vegan and under the age of 26 can apply for a grant of around £500 towards their education.
Wellcome invests around £600 million pounds a year, aiming to fund the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities, to improve human and animal health. Funding is directed towards research, application of research, and medicine in culture.