Funding to nurture excellence in human ethology by supporting students who are undertaking empirical research in human behaviour, drawing on the repertoire of methods developed in biology and the human behavioural sciences.

The International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) is an international learned society established in 1972. Its goal is to promote ethological perspectives in the scientific study of humans worldwide. ISHE aims to achieve this goal through encouraging empirical research in the field of human behaviour, using the full range of methods developed in biology and the human behavioural sciences, and operating within the conceptual framework provided by evolutionary theory and to promote the exchange of ethological knowledge and opinions with the other empirical sciences of human behaviour.

ISHE Owen F Aldis Scholarship was established to support graduate studies in human ethology, defined as the biological study of human behaviour. The goal of the award is to nurture excellence in human ethology by supporting students who are undertaking empirical research in human behaviour, drawing on the repertoire of methods developed in biology and the human behavioural sciences. Observational studies in natural environments are especially encouraged. Studies involving non-human species may be considered, if their relevance to human behaviour is made clear.

The proposed research must be ethological in nature. More specifically, the research should:

Pertain to some naturally occurring behaviour as identified through direct observation or through reliable informants or documents. Studies involving direct observation in natural environments are encouraged.

To be set within an ethological paradigm, showing an understanding not just of evolutionary theory but other basic concepts within ethology relevant to the study.

Status Open
Funding body International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE)
Maximum value $8,000
Reference ID S21919
Category Biology and Biotechnology, Economic and Social Research
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