The Animal Welfare and Excellence Awards
The Animal Welfare and Excellence (AWE) Awards program recognizes innovative contributions toward the 3Rs of animal research to advance ethical science, by any researcher or research group, at the University of Melbourne. These awards are meant to promote and inspire the use of the 3Rs in research at the University of Melbourne and to recognize the dedication and effort of researchers implementing the 3Rs.
Four awards will be presented at the end of 2018 in the amounts of a single $5,000, a single $3,000 and two $1,000 denominations.
Nominations should be based on research that advances the 3Rs (i.e., the Replacement, Reduction or Refinement of animal use) in the last two (2) years. These may include modifications to existing research techniques or any innovative research approach including, but not limited to: improvements to whole-animal models, replacements or alternatives to animal models (full or partial), and study design or technique refinements (e.g., sampling technologies, improved test methods).
Nomination Package Criteria: The Nomination Package must include all of the following items.
(If possible, assemble as one PDF file as listed)
*Nominating Letter (candidates may self-nominate)
*Completed Application Form
*Any other relevant information (i.e. publications/videos/photos).
Please send the Nomination Package to:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the animal welfare officers at 9035-8345 for further information or queries or clarifications.
Applications close midnight December 15th, 2018!
Timeline for the AWE Awards nomination process:
*Call for nominations: November–December
*Nomination package deadline: midnight December 15th
*Award recipients notified: by December 21st
*Formal Award Presentation: Early 2019 recipients to be notified of exact dates
At the awards ceremony, recipients will be asked to deliver an informal short (5-15 minutes) presentation regarding their contribution towards the 3Rs at the ceremony.
If you have not received confirmation or have any questions about this award, please contact us: email@example.com or 9035-8345.
To apply, download the form: AWE Awards Application Form
Championing the 3R’s of
Replacement Reduction Refinement