Queen Mary University of London — Insect Sentience Research

Queen Mary University of London
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To support research on insect sentience.

Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of £760,184 (approximately $980,926 at the time of conversion) over three years to support the research of Dr. Lars Chittka and Dr. Jonathan Birch on insect sentience. The project will test three likely indicators of sentience in house crickets, while also laying the foundation for investigating these indicators in black soldier flies.

This falls within Open Philanthropy’s focus area of farm animal welfare.

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