We are offering fee waivers to two students who feel they might benefit from attending. The awards are open to any student anywhere in the world.
Deadline to apply: Mon 4 Sept 2023
The annual Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) conference will be held virtually on Sunday 17 September 2023. This year’s theme is ‘Are Pets Really Good For Us? The role of pets in mental and physical health’ and will focus on the evidence-based research demonstrating how human-animal interactions support our physical and mental health.
Delegates will join like-minded people to hear the latest science and practice on topics that are relevant to human health and wellbeing, especially in an ageing demographic. International speakers at the forefront of research, policy, and education will help us learn about the latest advances in science as well as encouraging collaboration between researchers and practitioners working in health and social care, policymakers and in the third sector.
See here for information and to register: http://www.scas.org.uk/home/scas-annual-conference/
We are offering fee waivers to two students who feel they might benefit from attending. The awards are open to any student anywhere in the world. We particularly encourage members of minority groups and students from the Global South to apply. However, we expect you attend (online 9-5 pm UK time) and write a blog-style report highlighting the conference. The report will be due within 6 weeks of the conference and will be published with your name.
How to apply
If you would like to be considered, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header ‘SCAS2023 Student’
- Your name
- Your current student status (degree title, institution)
- A short bio (100-150 words) – a bit about yourself, your academic and work experience, and your interests or career goals.
- A paragraph (less than 250 words) outlining why you wish to attend SCAS2023. This will be used to assess your writing style as well as your interest in companion animal studies.
SCAS is the UK’s leading human-companion animal bond organisation through funding research, providing education, raising awareness, encouraging best practice, and influencing the development of policies and practices that support the human-companion animal bond. For more details check out our website at www.scas.org.uk