Research Grant Competition 2024

Grant Criteria

Following the success of the previous Small Grant Schemes, we have decided to launch another similar competition, the HDRF Small Grant Competition, which will provide funding of up to £25,000 in value, tenable for up to 24-months.

Applicants are invited to apply for financial support, of up to £25,000, to cover expenses arising from a defined dairy research project of timeliness and promise. Projects may concern the health and welfare of dairy animals and/or the socioeconomics of dairy production, processing and marketing. Projects must be based in Scotland.

Applications should be made by following the details outlined in the Application Guidelines. Candidates should also make themselves aware of the Terms and Conditions of Grant. Applications should be submitted electronically on or before the closing date.

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Eligibility

Awards are open to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) who are ordinarily based at a Scottish research institution, university or are jointly applying with such a body. Applications require the approval of the applicant’s employing institution, but are not limited to those of any particular status (e.g. Lecturer, Professor etc). Co-applicants may be from anywhere in the world, but the Principal Applicant must be ordinarily based at a Scottish Institution. Please note that post-graduate students are not eligible to apply.

Up to a maximum of £25,000.

Grants are tenable for between 1 and 24 months.

All applications should demonstrate that HRDF funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research, which will have an identifiable outcome on completion of the HDRF-funded component of the research.

Applications will not be considered for less than £500 and the maximum grant is £25,000 over two years.

Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this Scheme.

Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a Scottish institution-based scholar as lead applicant.

Please note that the funding provided through the Small Research Grant Scheme cannot be used to cover the cost of replacement teaching, payment in lieu of salary, or computer kit – funds are available to the award-holder only for direct research expenses.

The HDRF will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

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The Hannah Dairy Research Foundation supports all aspects of dairy research including the biology, wellbeing of dairy animals, dairy technology and food production.

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Next Generation Dairying Conference 2023

Next Generation Dairying Workshop 2023

Funded by the Hannah Dairy Research Foundation and supported by the Journal of Dairy Research, Next Generation Dairying Workshops and Conferences stimulate dairy-related research in Scotland and connect researchers globally to improve food security. The fifth Next Generation Dairying Conference was held on the 20th and 21st November, 2023.

The main Conference theme was “Next Generation Quality Dairying” and speakers explored how quality can be improved across the entire dairy production chain, focusing on four main topics: quality of life for animals, quality of life for farmers, quality of products for consumers and the environment.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRESENTATIONS FROM ALL SPEAKERS

Next Generation Dairying Workshop 2022

Next Generation Dairying Workshop 2022

Funded by the Hannah Dairy Research Foundation and supported by the Journal of Dairy Research, Next Generation Dairying Workshops and now Conferences stimulate dairy-related research in Scotland and connect researchers globally to improve food security.

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that our 2020 Workshop was cancelled and the 2021 Workshop was held as a blended event with most delegates participating virtually. In 2018 and 2019 the Workshops were held at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh, and this year we are delighted to be returning to the Moredun for this, the Fourth of the Next Generation Dairying series of meetings.

What will the Next Generation dairy cow look like?

How will we manage her, especially in relation to her feed and feeding?

Where will we obtain feed protein, and how will we ensure she uses it effectively?

Eminent international scientists and younger researchers from Scotland and beyond will address these issues in afternoon and morning sessions, lunch-to-lunch, with short presentations and posters complementing the plenary talks.​Visit the dedicated webpages for more information and to Express Interest


Next Generation Dairying Workshop 2021

Next Generation Dairying Workshop 2021

Participate as a Virtual Delegate in this free Next Generation Dairying Workshop and hear the latest on how the dairy sector can reduce its environmental impact.
For researchers, farmers, the farming industries, processors and retailers in the dairy foods chain.
We have a panel of eminent speakers who will address topics that include methane reduction, nature based solutions for sustainable dairying, technology to integrate the dairy foods chain, reducing plastic packaging for dairy products and increasing sustainability in the processing sector. Our Plenary Speaker is Prof Sir Charles Godfray from the Oxford Martin School who will address food sustainability, with a focus on dairy
Registration is essential and should be done immediately as places are limited
Please share this link with your dairy sector colleagues