Research and Project Awards

Urangutan in cageOpen for Application

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page before submitting an application.

Each year a limited amount of money is available through the UFAW Research and Project Awards to make substantial awards (over £3,500) for research or other animal welfare projects (eg for educational initiatives or publications).

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.

Through its Research and Project Awards, UFAW aims to encourage high quality research that is likely to lead to substantial improvements in animal welfare. UFAW seeks to promote both fundamental research aimed at providing new insight into the subjective mental experiences of animals relevant to their welfare and at understanding their needs and preferences, and also to promote applied research aimed at developing practical solutions to animal welfare problems.

If you wish to seek support for a smaller project (of less than £3,500) please see the UFAW Small Project and Travel Awards.

How to apply

Application form

Application forms are available online by clicking here for an electronic application form, or from UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Herts AL4 8AN, e-mail: 

Please note, applications are judged on their merits for animal welfare, their scientific quality (in the case of research applications) and also in relation to other applications received.

Closing dates

Applications for UFAW Research and Project awards may be submitted at any time.

Further information

If further information is required, please contact

The Old School,
Brewhouse Hill,

Tel: +44 (0) 1582 831818 
Fax: +44 (0)1582 831414