HSA invites applications for scholarships

HSA invites applications for scholarships

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for this year’s Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarships.

The scholarships were established in 1986 as a memorial to the late Miss Dorothy Sidley, HSA general secretary for 48 years. They provide funding to enable students or trainees in the industry to carry out a project which is clearly aimed at improving the welfare of food animals during marketing, transport and slaughter.

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The project may be carried out as an integral part of a student’s coursework over an academic year or during the summer vacation.

HSA’s technical director, Charlie Mason, said: “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 Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)/HSA university link person.”

Over 50 scholarships have been granted since the award’s inception. Helping projects such as the investigation of the welfare of sheep during sea transport and reviewing the welfare of pigs during on farm euthanasia.

Professor Daniel Mills, one of the first to receive a scholarship, said: “The HSA award was fundamental to me pursuing my academic interests in animal behaviour and welfare. I never thought of myself as an academic, but this grant showed me that I had the type of enquiring mind and hunger for knowledge which are perhaps the most important attributes of a researcher.

“I have been extremely fortunate with the opportunities that have come my way, but I can honestly say that I don’t think this would have happened without that initial Dorothy Sidley Memorial Scholarship.”

For more information about the scholarships click here.


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