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Next Generation Humane Science Award

Deadline: May 31st 2020

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This award is available annually to young scientists to acknowledge and encourage researchers who focus on replacing animal experiments. The 2020 award will provide a prize of up to $5,000 recognizing the work of one young scientist, or may be shared among two or more young scientists. 

The 2019 award was presented to Danielle Ireland, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College. 

Applications are due no later than May 31st 2020.

1. Please download the Application PDF
2. After completing the form, please email completed applications and required information to

Qualification Criteria

The work must be focused on the replacement of animals used in experimentation and exhibit excellence of research outcome as demonstrated by publications and presentations at scientific meetings. The review committee will also take into account:

  • The significance of the potential to replace animal experiments
  • Inspiration to others (fellow students, members of the research group) and outreach to wider audiences
  • The potential for the replacement methodologies to be used in a regulatory context

2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States working at a US-based institution.
  • The candidate should not have received a PhD or similar degree earlier than 2010.
  • Current and former employees (or their family members) of the Center of Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns Hopkins University may not apply.

Application procedure and documentation

Applications are due no later than May 31st 2020. Please download the PDF (below) and email completed applications and required information to

Full Application here (PDF)

  • CV: maximum two pages
  • List of all publications
  • Two reference letters, not to exceed two pages each, stating why you should receive this award. These letters should be from individuals well-qualified in the field, at least one of whom is not associated with the research itself (such as current supervisors or co-authors of publications).