The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is accepting nominations for the 2023 Russell and Burch Award. The award is named in honor of William Russell and Rex Burch, the scientists who formulated the 3Rs approach of replacement, reduction, and refinement, and recognizes those who have played an important role in limiting the use and suffering of animals in laboratories. Nominations are due by May 2. The award will be presented at the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in August. The awardee will receive a $5000 award and a plaque. More information about the award is available at

HSUS welcomes nominations of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research, testing, or higher education. Any nominations from last year will not need to be resubmitted. Nominations should include a cover letter explaining the nominee’s suitability for the award, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and three published articles that represent their work in alternative testing methods. To apply, email Mary Hilley at