NC3Rs 3Rs Prize Competition Open

The NC3Rs awards an annual prize for an original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs in medical, biological or veterinary sciences published within the last three years. The prize is part of the Centre’s commitment to recognise and reward high quality research which has an impact on the use of animals in the life sciences.

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, the prize consists of a grant of £18k, plus a personal award of £2k. Highly commended entries receive a £4k grant and £1k personal award.


The 3Rs prize is for a piece of primary research published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years and is open to any researcher, in academia or industry. The prize is awarded to the principal investigator, research team leader, or other nominated author. The prize is now open to international groups.

For further details on eligibility, see the Application Process page.

Selection panel

A prestigious panel assesses the applications and selects the winner. Selection is based on the quality of the published research and its impact on the 3Rs.


The deadline for entries is 4 p.m. on Thursday 13 December 2012.

Further information

For further information on the 3Rs Prize, please contact

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