International Society for Applied Ethology — Advance Farm Animal Welfare Science in Developing Nations (2020)


Grant investigator: Amanda Hungerford and Lewis Bollard

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $229,830 over three years to the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) to advance welfare science in developing nations. Developing nations account for an increasing share of the world’s factory farmed animals, yet have relatively few farm animal welfare scientists. ISAE intends to use these funds to host workshops and meetings, and to provide scholarships for farm animal welfare scientists in developing nations. Our farm animal welfare team believes ISAE’s work could help to both accelerate the development of farm animal welfare science in developing nations and increase the likelihood that the science focuses primarily on welfare rather than productivity.

This follows our April 2018 support and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

International Society for Applied Ethology — Advance Farm Animal Welfare Science in Developing Nations (2018)

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $135,412 over two years to the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) to advance farm animal welfare science in developing nations. Developing nations account for an increasing share of the world’s factory farmed animals, yet few have many farm animal welfare scientists. ISAE intends to use these funds to send 15 developing nation scientists to its annual conference, and to host workshops, regional meetings, and farm visits, which could both accelerate the development of farm animal welfare science in developing nations and increase the likelihood that the science focuses primarily on welfare rather than productivity.

This is a renewal of our March 2017 grants, and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.

International Society for Applied Ethology — Travel Scholarships

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $40,000 to the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) to support travel scholarships for 14 animal welfare scientists from developing nations to attend ISAE’s 2017 International Congress on applied animal behavior and welfare. We view this as a learning grant; we may consider recommending similar grants in the future if there is significant interest and evidence of positive results.

These are discretionary grants.