UFAW: Small Project and Travel Awards

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

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Grant amount: Up to £3,500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Individuals

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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About UFAW

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is an independent registered charity that works with the animal welfare science community worldwide to develop and promote improvements in the welfare of animals through scientific and educational activity.

UFAW has long promoted and supported a scientific approach aimed at finding ways to gain insight into what matters to animals, assessing their welfare and improving the quality of their lives through practical developments in all aspects of their care.

Small Projects and Travel Awards

Through its Small Projects and Travel Awards, UFAW supports a variety of activities for the benefit of animal welfare. Applications may be made for the purchase of equipment, for the organisation of (and, sometimes, to support attendance at) educational meetings, lectures and courses, and for publication, translation or transmission of information on animal welfare and for other small projects in support of UFAW’s objectives.

UFAW is concerned with the welfare of farm, companion, laboratory, and captive wild animals and with free-living wild animals whose welfare is compromised by humans.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • UFAW is an international charity, and will fund work anywhere in the world where useful animal welfare research can be carried out -- applications are welcome from researchers based in any country.


  • Although we think species conservation is admirable we won’t fund work where the sole aim is conservation. 
  • We do not generally fund work which has already taken place or is already wholly funded by another body, and are unlikely to fund travel to attend scientific or other meetings where the applicant is not actively participating (by giving a presentation, for example).
    • Where a project forms part of a student’s compulsory coursework we would normally expect the host institution to support such projects in their entirety and any application to fund such work would need to clearly justify why this was not possible and indicate what contribution the institution is making.