The Lush Prize


The Lush Prize offers a global prize fund across five award categories: Lobbying, Training, Public Awareness, Science, and Young Researchers.

From 2019, Lush Prize plans to become a biennial event. Our next awards will take place in 2020 and we are planning lots of exciting changes before then.

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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Latest News

  • Photo: Working Towards a Paradigm Change

    Working Towards a Paradigm Change

    Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change is a new book that critically reviews animal testing, presents innovative non-animal approaches, and offers a roadmap towards an animal-free world of science.

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  • Photo: The Iranian Anti-Vivisection Association

    The Iranian Anti-Vivisection Association

    IAVA was a winner of the 2016 Training Prize.. The group’s director, Dr Ramak Roshanaei, recently got in touch to tell us about “the tremendous impact on IAVA activities” that the £25,000 prize money has had.

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  • Photo: Lush Prize Conference 2018

    Lush Prize Conference 2018

    The 2018 Lush Prize Conference will be held in Berlin on Friday 16th November.

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  • Photo: Lush Prize at EUSAAT 2018

    Lush Prize at EUSAAT 2018

    Lush Prize was at the 21st European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing, and sponsored the session ‘3D Models and Multi Organ Chips (MOC), Human-Organ-Chips (HOC)’. Here is our diary of the event.

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