The Lush Prize

Lush Prize Winners 2020
The Lush Prize offers a global prize fund to support initiatives to end or replace animal testing. It is the largest prize fund in the non-animal testing sector, with a prize fund of £250,000.

Although the next Lush Prize awards cycle isn’t until 2022, we are holding an additional conference in November this year for scientists, campaigners and other experts on the role of public awareness in the replacement of animals in safety testing.

The 2020 Prize made awards to nine winning projects, organisations and scientists from seven countries. The 2020 Conference was held on the theme of Can Big Data Replace 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

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

There are five award categories: Lobbying, Training, Public Awareness, Science, and Young Researchers.

Between 2012 and 2020, Lush Prize has given £2.44 million to 120 winners in 28 countries (all continents except Antarctica!).

Lush Prize is now a biennial event and the next awards will take place in 2022. Read more about the Prize.

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