Research on wild animal welfare is growing, though it is still significantly behind similar work carried out about domesticated animals. In addition, it often focuses on the welfare of captive wild animals rather than animals living outside human control, either in wild or in other areas (such as urban, agricultural or semi-wild areas). Work in different fields of ecology, in turn, assess many aspects of the lives of these animals, but their welfare is not one of them. Due to the lack of work on this topic, Animal Ethics is calling for applications for a grant to carry out a research project in the intersection of wild animal welfare and ecology (which has been referred to as welfare biology).
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD graduate who wants to do innovative work in this area. The duration of the grant is one year, to be paid in monthly payments of $2,500, totaling $30,000.
A doctoral degree and research experience are required.
The project must have strong potential for impact in terms of either informing practice or fostering further academic work. Eligible areas of work include:
Applications are open to researchers from most nationalities and countries. The successful candidate will be expected to report to Animal Ethics regularly on their progress and submit a final financial report within 60 days of receiving the last grant payment. There are no restrictions on the location of the institution where the research will be carried out as long as OFAC compliance requirements are met.
Please submit the following documents (in English) to academic(a)animal-ethics.org:
Please submit these as four separate documents rather than combining them into one.
Animal Ethics is a nonprofit organization formed to provide information and promote research about issues affecting animals in general, with a particular focus on animals in the wild. We are based in the USA, and also work in Europe and Latin America.