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3Rs Awards

Last updated: September 21, 2015

Awards and recognition bestowed upon individuals or organizations for their work in reducing, refining, and/or replacing the use of animals in research or testing.

9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences Young Scientists Award: WC9 provided 41 Travel Grants to students and young scientists whose abstracts were selected for oral or poster presentation; funding was joint venture of Alternative Congress Trust Germany and German Foundation SET

ALTEX Prize: awarded annually to the best original article published in ALTEX in a given year; prize of €2,000 is sponsored by Doerenkamp Zbinden Foundation

AstraZeneca 3Rs Award: award to recognize innovation in animal welfare within the organization

Baden-Württemberg 3Rs Prizes: prize for reducing or refining animal experiments in research or education (for research project performed by Baden Württemberg organization); and research prize for replacing, reducing, or refining animal experiments in research or education (for research performed in any state of Germany)

Björn Ekwall Memorial Award: annual prize by the Bjorn Ekwall Memorial Foundation to an international researcher who has significantly contributed to the field of cell toxicology

CAAT Recognition Award: award presented at each World Congress to honor an individual or organization who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of the 3Rs, the development of alternative methods, or the field of in vitro science

CAAT Henry Spira Award: award to honor the memory of Henry Spira, a pioneer in the animal rights’ movement, created to honor animal activists in the animal welfare, protection, or rights’ movements who work to achieve progress through dialogue and collaboration; awarded every four years

Cefic-LRI Innovative Science Award: €100,000 award presented to an individual for the conception of a novel interdisciplinary research project in toxicology; intended for European-based scientist with less than ten years post-doctoral experience; nominations due by March 15

Charles River Laboratories’ Excellence in Refinement Award: award of $5000 sponsored by Charles River Laboratories, in cooperation with CAAT, which honors an individual for outstanding contribution(s) to the development, promotion, and/or implementation of refinement alternatives

Dieter Lütticken Award: €20,000 award to scientists and public life-science institutions; for in vitro models for R&D in biologicals and pharmaceuticals being developed for animals

Doerenkamp-Zbinden Award: annual prize of 25.000 CHF (can be divided) to scientists, persons in animal protection/philosophy, or public persons who have distinguished themselves in the sense of replacement and reduction of animal experiments; suggestions for prize can be submitted by December 15

ECETOC Science Awards: awards to young scientists in areas of exposure, environmental, and human health sciences with the objective of supporting the safe manufacturing and use of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and biomaterials

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology: $25,000 prize awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted during past three years

European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) 3Rs Science Prize: prize to young European scientist for past research that makes a significant contribution to alternatives for the replacement, reduction, and/or refinement animal testing in line with EPAA’s Mission [discontinued EPAA awards: Science Award, Poster Award, 3R Laboratory Technician Prize]

Felix-Wankel-Animal-Welfare-Research-Award: award by Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, of up to 30,000 Euros made every 2 years for “outstanding experimental and innovative scientific papers aiming at or resulting in the replacement or reduction of animal testing, the general fostering of the idea of animal protection, …”; eligible awardees are nominated persons or groups involved in research in Germany or abroad

German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) Animal Protection Research Prize: prize of €15,000 sponsored by BMELV (2013 prize)

Humane Society of the United States Russell and Burch Award: award of $5,000 presented at World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life-Sciences to recognize a scientist who has made outstanding contributions toward the advancement of alternative methods
Level: scientist in biomedical research, testing, or higher education

In Vitro Toxicology Society (IVTS) Student Prizes and Bursaries (affiliated to the British Toxicology Society): poster awards and travel funds for student members

Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (JSAAE) Society Award

JSAAE Poster Award: award to Asian scientists for presenting excellent results at WC9

Johnson & Johnson 3Rs Award: established in 2005 to recognize J&J employees who make a major contribution in advancing the 3Rs’ mission

Lush Prize: £250,000 in funds for six categories of awards/prizes (Lobbying, Public Awareness, Science, and Training awards; Young Researchers Prize; Black Box Prize) for projects, organizations, institutions, or individuals focused on ending the use of animal testing; nominations accepted for projects from anywhere in the world [2015 nominations close on July 24]

Laurie and Carlee McGrath Award: annual prize of $5,000 from PETA and the McGrath Family Foundation for promoting replacement of animals

Jeanne Marchig Awards: awards made from the The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust (UK) for: 1) development of an alternative method to experimental procedures and its practical implementation resulting in significant reduction in animals use; or 2) practical work in the field of animal welfare resulting in significant improvements for animals

Merck Animal Alternative Award: annual internal award since 1994 to team, or teams, who develop new techniques that support the alternative principle and published their work

NC3Rs 3Rs Prize: £10,000 award to recognize a published work that advances, or has the potential to advance, knowledge in the 3Rs; sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

New Zealand National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) Three Rs Award: annual award sponsored by Royal New Zealand SPCA and coordinated by NAEAC; made to individual, group, or institution within New Zealand that best embodies the principles of the Three Rs

Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments: prize of 55.000 DKK awarded annually by Alternativfondet (Denmark) in cooperation with a Swedish and Finnish foundation

Novartis Global 3Rs Award: in-house annual award to best proposal for practical implementation of the principles of the 3Rs, intended to encourage implementation of the 3Rs

Roche 3Rs Award Program: award to recognize innovation in animal welfare within Roche

SETAC/Procter & Gamble Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science: sponsored by the Procter & Gamble Company; provides $15,000 for 1-year PhD studies; award is offered annually, but rotates among Europe/Africa, Asia/Pacific–Latin America, and North America

Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) awards: various awards including Lifetime Achievement, Fellow, and Young Scientist
Level: scientist

SIVB Student Award Program: various awards including Cellular Toxicology Award of $500
Level: graduate students

Society of Toxicology (SOT) In Vitro and Alternative Methods (IVAM) Student and Postdoc Awards: poster awards on subjects related to in vitro toxicology

SOT Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award: presented annually by SOT in recognition of contributions made by members to the advancement of toxicological science through the development and application of methods that replace, refine, or reduce the need for experimental animals

University of Western Australia 3Rs Animal Ethics Award: award to recognize individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of the 3Rs and animal welfare at the University of Western Australia

Ursula M. Händel Prize: DFG (German Research Foundation) awards to scientists who have made exemplary and sustained efforts to improve the welfare of animals in research, including development of processes that contribute to reduction, refinement, and replacement of animals

Voiceless Eureka Prize for Research that Contributes to Animal Protection: award of $10,000 to Australian citizen or resident

William & Eleanor Cave Award: Alternatives Research & Development Foundation award for achievements in advancing alternatives to the use of animals in research and testing

ZET annual awards at the Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing: poster and thesis awards