The Lush Prize


The Lush Prize offers a global prize fund to support initiatives to end or replace animal testing across five award categories: Lobbying, Training, Public Awareness, Science, and Young Researchers.

From 2019, Lush Prize has become a biennial event. Our next awards will take place in 2020, for entries will open on 9th September 2019 and close on 6th December 2019.

In 2018 we had seventeen Prize Winners (pictured) from nine countries, sharing a total prize fund of £330,000.

The 2018 Lush Prize Conference in November provided an opportunity for scientists, campaigners and experts to exchange ideas and information about the movement to end animal testing.

Science Prize

For individuals, research teams or institutions for work most likely to lead to practical non-animal tests which could be accepted by regulators.

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Training Prize

For individuals, teams or organisations establishing training programmes in using non-animal methods.

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Young Researcher Prize

For young scientists (up to 35 years of age) focused on an animal-test free future.

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Public Awareness Prize

For individuals, teams or institutions raising awareness of animal testing.

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Lobbying Prize

For exceptional individuals, groups or organisations pushing for change.

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Black Box Prize

The entire prize fund may be awarded for a key breakthrough in human toxicity pathways research.

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About The Prize

photoThe Lush Prize rewards initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research.

Since 2012 we have awarded £2.19 million in prizes, aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals.

We seek to reward those working on replacing, rather than reducing or refining animal experiments.

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