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3Rs Awards


Last Updated: February 3, 2014
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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.

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

Björn Ekwall Memorial Award: award presented annually at the Workshop of the Scandinavian Society for 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

Dorothy Hegarty Award: award presented by FRAME to authors of article published in the journal Alternatives to Laboratory Animals (ATLA)

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

EPAA: “Science Award” to support development and regulatory acceptance of 3Rs methods; “Communication Prize” for translation of technological progress into non-technical language on alternative testing approaches; “3R Laboratory technician Prize” €3000 prize awarded every other year beginning in 2013 to a laboratory technician involved in implementing and raising awareness of 3Rs

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)

GlaxoSmithKline Animal Welfare Award: to GSK employees who successfully develop alternative testing methods and other practices that demonstrate  the company’s commitment to the 3Rs

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

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

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

Johnson & Johnson 3Rs Post Doctoral Award: established in 2006 to recognize the importance of focused research in the area of 3Rs and to recognize top scientists who serve as role models

Laurie and Carlee McGrath Award: annual prize of $5,000 from PETA and the McGrath Family Foundation for promoting replacement of 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 "Three R's Award": recognizes an individual or institution from New Zealand for achievements in animal replacement, reduction, and refinement

Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments: annual award to Nordic scientist for research toward replacing animals in experiments; jointly funded by Danish Alternativfondet, Swedish Stifelsen Forskning utan Djurforsok, and Finnish Juliana von Wendts Stifelse (2012 awardee: http://www4.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=30413&news_item=8735)

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

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

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