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3Rs Science Prize 2024: call for submissions

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is proud to announce that the call for submissions is now open for its 2024 3Rs Science Prize.


Application deadline: 23 September 2024 at 12:00 (noon) Brussels time

The EPAA aims to promote the development, validation and acceptance of 3Rs alternative approaches (replacement, reduction and refinement of testing on animals). The 3Rs science prize is granted every two years to a scientist with an outstanding contribution to the 3Rs. We want to promote positive contributions from industry or academia and encourage more scientists to focus their research on the 3Rs goals.

Scientists working on relevant methods for regulatory testing (e.g. safety, efficacy, batch testing) that provide an outstanding contribution to the use of the 3Rs may apply for the prize.

A selection board (composed by EPAA members and representatives of the EPAA Mirror Group) will evaluate the submissions, provide the EPAA steering committee with the results of the evaluation and give a recommendation on the ranking of the submissions.

Based on this recommendation, the Steering Committee will select the winner, to whom the prize of €10,000 will be awarded.

The prize will be granted to the institution of the winner to be announced at the EPAA Annual Conference, on 13 November 2024. The winner will have the opportunity to present his/her work at the 2024 EPAA Annual Conference, gathering regulators, industry stakeholders, academia and civil society.

Applicants should therefore confirm that they will be available on 13 November 2024 to present their work at the Annual Conference if they win.

  1. March
    Launch of the call for submissions
  2. 23 September, noon
    Deadline for submissions
  3. Mid-October
    Winner is notified and invited to attend the EPAA conference in Brussels
  4. 13 November
    Presentation at the EPAA Annual Conference in Brussels

More information

Find out more about previous 3Rs Science prize winners