During 2020, 2021 and 2022, SCAS released funding to support research that furthers our 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, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment.
No funding will be available during 2023 whilst we review the previous three year plan. We anticipate releasing more funds in the early part of 2024.