The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) has announced its 2021 Refinement Prize. This prize of €6000 will be granted to a laboratory technician, animal care- taker or technologist who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in new, novel approaches to advance implementation and/or awareness raising of refinement of animal testing.

The prize can be applied for by an individual or a team. The team must consist of at least one laboratory technician, technologist, or animal caretaker. The team can be supported by maximal one young scientist (master student, PhD-student or Postdoc). The money awarded is a prize, not a grant, therefore it does not require any prior justification of how it will be used. Nevertheless, the EPAA recommends linking its use to (further) promotion of alternatives, eg. for travel and accommodation fees for a conference, publication costs, etc. The winner (or the winning team) will be invited to the EPAA Annual Conference in October 2021 to receive the prize and briefly describe his/her/their contribution to the 3Rs.

Deadline for submission of applications: 6 September 2021

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