TRAVEL GRANTS & AWARDS
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With generous contributions from our valued sponsors, travel awards are available to students and early-career researchers to support their participation at WC12.
- Students - Must be currently undertaking studies toward an appropriate qualification (BSc, MSc, PhD) in a discipline relevant to the conference themes.
- Early Career Researchers - Must have received an appropriate qualification in a relevant field (MSc/PhD) within the last five years or appointed to a new faculty position (assistant professor/lecturer level) within the last three years.
- Applicants must have already submitted an abstract or planning to submit a late-breaking abstract to present their research at WC12.
- Applicants must write a personal statement (200 words maximum) outlining motivations for attending WC12, estimation of travel distance and costs, and identification of funding sources available.
The number of available travel awards may increase as additional sponsors are confirmed. However, if the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of available travel awards, the following criteria may be used to identify recipients:
- Students versus early-career researchers
- Primary authors versus co-authors of accepted research
- Demonstration of need in the personal statement (e.g., travel distance, costs, other funding)
- Geographical diversity
Grants & Awards Application Deadline - Monday, May 15, 2023, 11:59 pm EST.
Applicants will be notified of the travel award decision by May 31, 2023 by e-mail.
Travel awards will be processed in the form of a refund following conference participation and submission of receipts as applicable for registration, airfare, and accommodation.
list of wc12 awards - apply now!
ESTIV BEST POSTER AWARD for WC12
ESTIV will grant a 500€ best poster award to a young scientist (≤ 35 years old) presenting her/his research work per poster as first author at the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC12). The winner will be selected on the basis of scientific excellence, innovation and clarity of the poster presentation. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremony of the WC12 congress.
WC12 attendees need to indicate their interest in the ESTIV best poster award by sending the following documents to ESTIV (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Supporting letter from the supervisor or the head of the department.
- Abstract as the first author submitted for poster presentation to the WC12.
- Proof of registration for the WC12 congress.
August 1, 2023
ESTIV BEST ORAL PRESENTATION AWARD for WC12
ESTIV will grant a 500€ best oral presentation award to a scientist presenting her/his research work as first author at the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC12). The winner will be selected based on scientific excellence, innovation and clarity of the presentation. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremony of the WC12 congress.
WC12 attendees need to indicate their interest in the ESTIV best oral award by sending the following documents to ESTIV (email@example.com):
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Abstract as the first author submitted for oral presentation to the WC12.
- Proof of registration for the WC12 congress.
August 1, 2023
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International welcome nominations of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research, testing or higher education for the Russell and Burch Award. Alternative methods—also known as the Three Rs—are methods that can replace or reduce the use of animals or refine procedures so that animals experience less pain and suffering.
The award is named in honor of William Russell and Rex Burch, the scientists who formulated the Three Rs approach of replacement, reduction and refinement. The award recognizes those who have played an important role in limiting the use and suffering of animals in laboratories.
Candidates are judged on the scientific merit of their contribution to the alternatives field, as well as their impact and professional commitment to alternatives. Applicants should have a proven history of laboratory work that is above reproach on humane grounds.
Nominations should be submitted by May 2, 2023. No special forms are necessary. Candidates nominating themselves should submit a cover letter explaining their suitability for the award, a curriculum vitae and three published articles (preferably in PDF format) that represent their work in alternative testing methods. Those nominating others should submit a letter explaining the nominee’s suitability for the award and arrange to have a curriculum vitae and three published articles (preferably in PDF format) forwarded.
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International will bestow the Russell and Burch Award at the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences from Aug. 27 to 31. The awardee will receive a $10,000 award and a plaque.
|Charles River Award
Charles River, in cooperation with Johns Hopkins University's Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Excellence in Refinement Award. This award, which is given every three years, will be presented in Niagara Falls, Canada at the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences 27-31 August 2023.
The Charles River Excellence in Refinement Award, consisting of a suitably inscribed plaque, a travel stipend up to $2000 maximum, and a $5000 honorarium to further the recipient's scientific endeavors, is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development, promotion and/or implementation of refinement alternatives. The nominee may be a resident of any country. All monies are in USD.
Nomination packet should include:
The award criteria include:
The completed nomination packet must be received no later than May 15. Nominations should be sent electronically directly to CAAT at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be contacted.
This year, one super grant of €2,500 for the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in Life Sciences. All grants cover the reimbursement of the event registration fees for the student/young scientist, as well as travel and accommodation fees, on the basis of the expense receipts.
The eligibility criteria for both students and events can be found by clicking the link below. Applications that do not fit these requirements will not be accepted.
See https://single-market-economy.ec.europa.eu/calls-expression-interest/3rs-student-grants-2023_en for more information on Application and selection process
The ALTEX Prize, established 1998, is awarded to the first author of the best full article published in the journal ALTEX (www.altex.org) in the previous year. The members of the Board of ALTEX Edition, the ALTEX Editorial Board and ALTEX Editorial Office elect the winner of the annual award out of all main articles published in the previous year; articles including members of the Board of ALTEX Edition or ALTEX Editorial Office as first authors are excluded. Members of the Board of ALTEX Edition and ALTEX Editorial Office may not vote for papers on which they themselves are co-authors. The Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation generously sponsors the ALTEX Prize, which entails a personal prize of CHF 2.000.
WC12 Replacement in Practice Poster Award
The journal ATLA (Alternatives to Laboratory Animals; https://journals.sagepub.com/home/atl) is proud to sponsor a monetary award of €500, and a year’s free subscription to ATLA, for the best replacement in practice* poster presented at the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in Niagara Falls, Canada.
To be considered for this award please e-mail a copy of your poster abstract (as submitted to the conference organisers) to email@example.com.
During the world congress event the judging panel members (with combined expertise in global approaches to replacement) will individually review each poster before a group discussion and decision is made. Presenters are not required to be present during judging. The decision will be based on: clarity of message, demonstration of creative or innovative thinking, scientific content, and potential impact of the replacement in practice. The award winner will be announced on Wednesday 30th August.
Please address any queries regarding this award to Dr Nikki Osborne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Nikki Osborne on behalf of ATLA and FRAME
Note that the award is only available to the presenting author of the poster. Only those who have expressed a wish to be considered for the award, by e-mailing a copy of their abstract to Nikki Osborne, will be considered.
*this award is for ‘replacement’ that fully eliminates animal use and is ready to implement or scale up. The poster should include evidence to inform the reader regarding relevance, applicability, and any requirements for use.
Aim: Dissemination of 3Rs research in Asia
Eligible research: Original research presentations from Asian countries presented at WC12 (excluding special lectures, educational lectures, symposiums, etc.).
Selection committee: ACT and JSAAE ad hoc-Selection team
Selection procedure: Based on the content of the presentations at the WC12 venue, each selection committee member should select five candidate posters by 2pm on August 30th, and JSAAE members in the selection committee will select two excellent presentations from the candidate posters by the end of this day.
Publication: Awarded at the closing ceremony of WC12. The author will be requested to comment on the award-winning and to publish the paper in AATEX.
Hajime Kojima, NIHS, Japan
27th July, 2023