RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship for International Students

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RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship for International Students, Animal Welfare Research

The RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship for Animal Welfare Research was established in 1989 to advance the cause of animal welfare in Australia. The scholarship is named after Mr Alan White, a past President of RSPCA Australia and a past President of RSPCA Queensland. The Alan White Scholarship is available to full-time or part-time students in Australian tertiary institutions for the funding of original research aimed at improving the welfare of animals in Australia. The 2017 scholarship award will be for $8,800 and can be used towards any area of research that fits the general scholarship criteria.

Every year, RSPCA Australia offers three scholarships to encourage students to take an active interest in animal welfare issues, to support animal welfare research that might not otherwise attract funding, and to promote the objectives of the RSPCA within the research community.

The RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship is offered to students for the funding of original research aimed at improving the welfare of animals in Australia. The RSPCA Australia Scholarship for Humane Animal Production Research is for specific projects aimed at improving the welfare of production animals. The RSPCA Australia Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship is offered to law students and lawyers who engage in legal scholarship and practice dedicated to advancing animal welfare.

RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship Criteria

The following general criteria apply to applications for these Scholarships:

  1. Applications should be for a discrete research project ( which may or may not form part of a larger research program ).
  2. Applicants must demonstrate in their application that their proposed research project is supportive of the policies of RSPCA Australia and will be used to further animal welfare in Australia. All current policies can be viewed on the RSPCA Australia Knowledge Base.
  3. Applicants must be enrolled in full-time or part-time education in an accredited course at an Australian University or College in the year their application is considered.
  4. The Scholarships are not restricted to any particular academic discipline. However, applicants demonstrating a major commitment to and/or involvement with animal welfare issues are strongly favoured.

RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship Application

Application forms for the RSPCA Australia Scholarships can be downloaded here or can be mailed on request from the RSPCA Australia office.

Applications for the 2017 Scholarships close on 29th September, 2017 ( Friday ).

The 2017 Scholarship award for this scholarship will be for $8,800.

Completed applications should be forwarded either by mail or email to :

Chief Scientist
RSPCA Australia
PO Box 265
Deakin West ACT 2600
Email : science@rspca.org.au