Young Ethologist of the Year (2019 November)
Attila Fülöp (Univ. of Debrecen: Department of Evolutionary and Human Biology) won the price for the Young Ethologist of the Year. The topic of his research proposal was “Personality and social behaviour in sparrows”.
PURINA sponsors study on social learning in dog puppies and kitten (2019 September)
Claudia Fugazza received a new award for further studies on social learning. In this new research she not only continues to investigate how young dogs learn, but this is probably the first research to compare puppies and kittens. The Hungarian Ethology Foundation provides the management and financial control to help this investigation.
Young Ethologist of the Year (2018 October)
Rita Lenkei (ELTE Department of Ethology) won the price for the Young Ethologist of the Year. The topic of her research proposal was „Acoustic investigation of vocalisations in dogs with separation related behaviour”.
PURINA supports a project on the effects of positive human‐animal interaction in humans under different conditions, using dogs and guinea pigs (2018 June)
Andrea Temesi has won a research grant on human-animal interaction studying the role of guinea pigs as potential species in animal assisted therapy. Experiments will be conducted under laboratory conditions and detailed investigations will compare the effect of dogs and guinea pigs in order to look for potential advantages or disadvantages of either species. The Hungarian Ethological Foundation provides the management and financial control to help this investigation.
The National Cultural Foundation supports the meeting of the Hungarian Ethological Society (2017 October)
This year the meeting will be organised by the Department of Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University. The support from the National Cultural Foundation is an important financial contribution that will be used to help students attend the meeting, and reduces registration fees.
Young Ethologist of the Year (2017 October)
Zsanett Mikó (ELTE Department of Animal Systematics and Ecology) won the price for the Young Ethologist of the Year. The topic of her research proposal was „The effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide on larval amphibians”.
The National Cultural Foundation supports the seminar of the Family Dog Project (2016 November)
We were successful in securing support for this year’s seminar organised for our dog owners who support research by volunteering with their dogs. We have a lot of interesting topics for this seminar, and hope that dog owners will enjoy the meeting with the scientist and university students.
PURINA sponsors again the World Wide Free seminar of the Family Dog Project (2016 October)
After the successful event in 2015 we obtained again support from PURINA for a similar seminar this year. The 2nd World-Wide Free Seminar will be held in November this year where we talk about the most exciting discoveries of this year. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
Waltham: Social synchronisation and learning in dogs to facilitate training for procedures and resistance to potentially adverse (2015 September)
Claudia Fugazza won a research grant from Waltham to study social learning in dogs. There has been little research on social learning in dogs, especially in dog puppies. It is hoped that these insights can improve puppy welfare because after social learning you dogs could be more resistant to potentially negative experience. The Hungarian Ethological Foundation provides the management and financial control to help this investigation.
PURINA helps to organise the World-Wide Free Seminar of the Family Dog Project (2015 September)
For the first time in our series we plan to disseminate the results of our new research around the Globe by the means of live stream. We will organise two parallel sessions in Hungarian and English. This way anybody who has time on that Saturday can join during the whole day and listen to the most exciting achievements of the Family Dog Project. More information here.
The Hungarian Ethological Foundation sponsors a new book on dog research (2015 March)
Professor Vilmos Csányi was in initiator of dog behaviour research in Hungary. The new book entitled, the Academy of Dogs (in Hungarian), collects several stories, anecdotes about the first 20 years of the Family Dog Project from his colleagues and students.