UFAW has launched a new annual animal welfare award

TUfaw logohe Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) has launched a new annual animal welfare award to recognise significant innovations or advances for the welfare of companion animals, and is now inviting applications for the inaugural, 2009, Award.

The UFAW Companion Animal Welfare Award is open to all individuals or organisations working in the field of companion animal welfare science such as research scientists, veterinarians and others. UFAW is particularly encouraging applications relating to genetic welfare problems; detection and alleviation of pain; and diagnosis and treatment of painful diseases – although it will be pleased to receive applications in other fields also. The winner will receive £1,000 together with an Award certificate.

"As a scientific and educational animal welfare charity, one of UFAW's main priorities is to promote and support high quality science that will lead to substantial order cialis cialis buy cialis buy cialis professional advances in animal welfare," says UFAW CEO and Scientific Director James Kirkwood. "We are delighted to add the new Companion Animal Welfare Award to help promote companion animal welfare research and recognise organisations that have improved the welfare of companion animals."

Further information about the Award and an application form are attached and can be obtained at the UFAW website (www.ufaw.org.uk) 'Grants and Awards' page, or by emailing scioff@ufaw.org.uk. Closing date for applications for the 2009 Companion Animal Welfare Award is 21st November 2008..