There are currently two funding opportunities available from the UK Branch. The WPSA UK are introducing a new annual award open to all WPSA UK branch members in addition to their existing Summer Vacation Scholarship.

Please click here to meet some of the previous awards recipients.

Other funding opportunities are available to WPSA members from the WPSA global website


WPSA UK now offers sponsorship for students to attend the annual spring meetings. Please scroll down for more details.

WPSA Summer Vacation Scholarship

This award is made to undergraduate students who use part of their summer vacation for additional studies or a research project into an aspect of poultry science or poultry related subject.

The award comprises a stipend for the student of £200 per week, for up to 10 weeks, plus up to £500 of specified consumable costs, and, for students who present their work at the Branch annual meeting, the award includes registration and accommodation costs for the meeting.

The purpose of the award it to encourage studies in poultry science in addition to normal undergraduate learning and provides funding to contribute towards cost of accommodation and subsistence during the summer holiday period whilst the additional work is conducted.

The period of study should be between 6 and 10 weeks and whilst NOT a condition of award, the recipient of an award is expected to present their work at the annual Spring Meeting.

Please click here further details about the summer award scholarships and here to download the vacation application form. Vacation Award Proposals must be received by the Branch Secretary before the end of March and will be considered at the spring Branch Council meeting.

WPSA Research Award


This award of £5000 is to support a piece of research of broad benefit to the UK poultry sector. The intention of the award is to catalyse small research projects - not to generate commercial gain for individual organisations. Projects involving matched funding will be considered on an equal basis, but a condition of funding is the publication of findings within 12 months of project completion, ideally via the Branch's Spring Meeting.

Proposals covering any aspect of poultry science are welcomed, including laboratory analysis of samples, collection of field data, expansion of an existing poultry trial or compilation and analysis of existing field data.

Please click here further details about the research award scholarships and here to download the research award application form.

Research Award Proposals must be received by the Branch Secretary before the end of September and will be considered at the autumn Branch Council meeting.

WPSA UK Spring Meeting Travel Scholarship


A key priority for WPSA is to improve opportunities for students in poultry science.  As a
result, the UK branch offers sponsorship for students to attend the annual Spring Meeting, in order to gain insight into poultry research and to meet established poultry scientists.  There
are ten £310 scholarships available each year which can be used towards the meeting’s registration and accommodation costs. 

Scholarships are assessed and awarded at the discretion of the Council.  All students (UK based or otherwise) studying poultry, animal and allied sciences are invited to apply
but the following will be considered as supportive of your application:

  • Submission of an abstract
  • Being an undergraduate registered at a UK university or institute
  • Not having attended this meeting before

When all other eligibility criteria have been met, applications will be ranked on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are due 31st January of each year.

Please click here to download the application form

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