Wild Animal Initiative — Animal Welfare Research

Wild Animal Initiative explores how humans can beneficially coexist with animals through the lens of wild animal welfare. (Photo by Paul Carroll, courtesy of Wild Animal Initiative.)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
6/2021
Grant Amount 
$3,500,000
Purpose 
To support research on animal welfare.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Wild Animal Initiative staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $3,500,000 over two years to Wild Animal Initiative (WAI) to support research on animal welfare. This funding is intended to support academic projects relevant to the field of welfare biology. WAI, recently named an Animal Charity Evaluators Top Charity, has previously recommended to us a number of giving opportunities, including to the University of Missouri and the University of Glasgow.

This grant was recommended by our farm animal welfare team.