Submit your application NOW for the Global 3Rs Awards Program

Posted on: 02/10/2023

The Global 3Rs Awards program recognizes significant innovative contributions toward the 3Rs of animal research to advance ethical science, by any researcher in academia or industry in any area of biology (e.g., basic science, discovery, development, teaching, testing, manufacture for new medicines, vaccines, medical devices or healthcare products for humans and animals).

Up to four Global Awards (North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, and the Rest of World) will be presented in 2022 in the amount of $5,000 (USD) each.

Award nominations must be based on a primary research paper that advances any of the 3Rs (i.e., the Refinement, Replacement or Reduction of animal use) and is published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years. These may include modifications to existing research techniques or any innovative research approach including, but not limited to: improvements to whole-animal models, tissue-based models (e.g., cell lines, tissue cultures), molecular techniques (e.g., proteomics), analytic and computational models, study design or technique refinements (e.g., sampling technologies, improved test methods), and translational medicine applications. Meta-analyses that develop fundamental new insights into the 3Rs are also eligible, but the methodology must be described within the paper as this is one of the scoring criteria.

Your Application Form must include:

  • Nominating Letter (candidates may self-nominate)
  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of the Published Research Paper

Timeline for the IQ Awards nomination process:

  • Call for nominations: January-May
  • Nomination package deadline: 4:00 p.m. EDT, June 1
  • Award recipients notified: August
  • Award Presentation: October

If you are emailing your application, please assemble as one PDF file. Then submit your Nomination Package to

Receipt of application will be confirmed by email to candidates by June 8, 2022. If you have not received confirmation or have any questions about this award, please call +301.696.9626 or email



Global 3Rs Awards Program