Candidates will be ranked based on their demonstrated potential to excel in the program of study, their qualifications and experience relevant to the conduct of research pertaining to the welfare of animals, potential for leadership in the field of animal welfare, and the feasibility and animal welfare impact of their proposed research and its relevance to the mission of the SJDAWC. Both applied or more fundamental approaches to animal welfare research are welcome. Where there are
two highly ranked candidates of equal standing, preference will be given to a candidate who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The successful candidate will be recommended by the SJDAWC Management Board in consultation with the Dean of AVC, and approved by the UPEI Senate Committee on Scholarships and Awards.
Awarding of the Scholarship
Award of the scholarship will be conditional on the acceptance of the successful candidate into the graduate program of a relevant academic department, and will be subject to availability of funds to cover operating costs for the research project. Students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors at UPEI prior to application to discuss research opportunities and potential sources of funding. Students may take up their award at any time of year but the award must be taken up
within 12 months of the date of the letter of offer.
In keeping with all funding granted through the SJDAWC, this program will be administered by the Coordinator of the SJDAWC in conjunction with the UPEI Research Services. Questions about this application and scholarship should be directed to Coordinator, SJDAWC, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(902)628-4360.