Tuesday, October 24, 2017

UFAW seeks nominations for its prestigious Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year 2018 Award


As part of its commitment to science in the service of animal welfare and encouraging the next generation of animal welfare advocates, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is seeking nominations for its Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year Award. 

Animal welfare science plays a fundamental and important role in the advancement of our knowledge and understanding of animals’ needs and how best to meet them.  The Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year Award is a prize that recognises the achievements of a young scientist who has made significant contributions to improving the welfare of animals.

The Award is open to students, anywhere in the world, currently studying for a doctoral degree and to individuals who are within six years of completing their PhD work. The winner of this award will receive a cheque for £1,000 and a framed award certificate.

Nominations may be made on behalf of an individual or a candidate may nominate themselves. Nominees must be aware that they are being nominated for the award.  

Further information about the Award, including this year’s winner Dr Pol Llonch, a Researcher with the School of Veterinary Science at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, can be found at the UFAW website (Grants and Awards page) or by emailing  The closing date for nominations is the 7th of December 2017.