The Felix Wankel Animal-Welfare-Research-Award is usually given every two years by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich 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, ensuring the health and the appropriate housing of laboratory animals, pets and livestock, or supporting core research for the purpose of enhancing animal protection.

The Award is endowed with up to 30,000 Euros.

The award may be divided among several prize winners. Utilization of the prize money is not subject to any conditions. Those entitled to nominate are scientists as well as members of scientific institutions, expert societies, authorities, etc., or representatives of the scientific media. The nominees can be persons or groups involved in research in Germany or abroad. The papers should be recent and contain the results of original research. They must be available in print. Papers which have already received an animal protection award will normally not be considered. Self-nomination is not permitted.

Triplicate copies of the paper must accompany the letter of nomination. In addition, a CD‑ROM containing electronic files (PDF format) of a curriculum vitae, a bibliography and a summary not exceeding two pages in German and/or English shall be submitted, reflecting the state of the art, the research approach and the results. One copy of the papers submitted will be placed on permanent file with the Board of Trustees.

The nominations and papers must be submitted to the Felix Wankel Animal-Welfare-Research-Award office at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich by October 30, 2020. The award decision is made by the Board of Trustees of the Felix Wankel Animal-Welfare-Research-Award, ousting the jurisdiction of the courts.

More information on the Felix Wankel Animal-Welfare-Research-Award can be found on the website
For more information, please contact the Felix Wankel Animal-Welfare-Research-Award office at the Chair of Animal Welfare, Ethology, Animal Hygiene and Animal Housing, Department of Veterinary Science of the Veterinary Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Veterinärstr. 13/R, 80539 München; Phone + 49 89 2180 78300, Fax +49 89 2180 78333. E-mail: