Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (08/03/2014 03.01)

Development of a research to assess the Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) from the psychological perspective, by using animals of different species, races and categories and to evaluate etichal and professional standards

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The current research aims to identify methodologies to validate the benefits of AAT in order to incorporate them in the National HealthCare System (NHS) facilities and to study ethical concern

Research Targets:

- Suggesting the ICF framework (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) to implement AAT in the NHS facilities.

- Providing methods for monitoring animal welfare

- Identifying suitable method to assess ethical and financial sustainability of AAT

- Developing ethical guideliness for recognition of professional team in AAT field

Research stages and Methodology:

1. Assessing the state of the art regarding AAT from a psychological perspective

2. Study and examination of tools for evaluating the effectiveness of AAT

3. Identification of methods for validating the effectiveness of AAT according to the ICF framework

4. Analysis of ethical implications (as mentioned in point 3)

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Research Fields

Ethics in social sciences
Psychological sciences

Eligibility criteria

Knowledge of Italian language. Qualification to participate to the selection specified in the notice for each research program. To apply for research grants fill out the forms available at the following address: Applications and CVs sent by e-mail are not accepted

Selection process

evaluation of titles presented and interview on the subjects specified by the notice

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year23076
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Genova

Public research
Genova - Italy