During 2020-2021, The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) gave away three annual rounds of funding to support research which furthers the current understanding of the human-animal bond. The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviours that are essential to the health and well being of both. This includes emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment.
Follow the links below to see the projects that were successful in securing SCAS funding.
2020 SCAS Funded Projects
Projects to this round of funding were prioritised if they focussed on animal assisted interventions, particularly with children, explored the human-companion animal relationship or utilised cross-disciplinary working.
2021 SCAS Funded Projects
Projects to this round of funding were prioritised if they focussed on pets in housing issues; a subject that SCAS is passionate about and has been campaigning about for over 40 years.
2022 SCAS Funded Projects
Projects to this round of funding were prioritised if they related to the role of pets in the management of mental and/or physical health conditions.