Lush Retail Inc.: Inviting applications for ‘The 2018 Lush Prize’ to reward initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research.

Funding brief: The Lush Prize rewards initiatives across science and campaigning that work to end or replace animal testing, particularly in the area of toxicology research. Now in our seventh year, they have awarded £1.8 million in prizes, aiming to bring forward the day when safety testing takes place without the use of animals. They seek to reward those working on replacing, rather than reducing or refining animal experiments.

Donor Name: Lush Retail Inc
Funding name: The 2018 Lush Prize

Deadline: Wednesday, 04th, July, 2018 at 18.00 GMT

Funding details link:

Funding limit: A prize fund of £350,000 is available in five categories: Lobbying, Training, Public Awareness, Science, and Young Researchers.

The Young Researcher category includes up to 10 awards of £10,000 to fund young scientists in Asia and the Americas.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

The prize is for projects, organizations, institutions or individuals focused on ending the use of animal testing or for research into non-animal tests, or promoting the use of non-animal tests.
These guidelines set out ethical and scientific principles on which the Lush Prize is based and the nature of work that is rewarded. The Lush Prize is based on the 1R of replacement rather than refinement or reduction.
If you are considering on making a nomination in one of the science categories (Science, Training, Young Researcher) please read these guidelines first.

The overriding aim of the Lush Prize is to reward individuals, groups or organizations who are working hard and doing most to find and push forward replacements to non-human animal testing in toxicology. Naturally therefore, the aim is that this money will be channeled towards those who aren’t involved in the use of animals.
Non-animal research in this sense means no use of non-human animals (including all vertebrates and invertebrates) or primary animal cells, embryos, tissues, organs and serums. Human biology-based approaches are strongly encouraged, although the use of established cell lines of non-human animal origin shall not necessarily be excluded.
The prize money shall be ring-fenced for non-animal use so that it cannot be used to fund any animal testing whatsoever.
The young researcher bursaries are intended solely for non-animal use, though they will not put any constraints on the institution at which the young researcher uses this funding.
In awarding the prize to academic institutions, priority will be given to research teams or groups which deal exclusively with non-animal research.
The prize aims particularly to reward those working in areas where funding is tight and these areas may be given priority. However, applications from large commercial organizations, including those with involvement in animal testing, will be considered from individuals or teams working within these organizations if they are solely focused on replacement work. Priority will be given to those with a clear commitment to an open-source policy/approach towards the sharing of techniques once developed.
In rewarding organizations involved in training, priority will be given to those with a strong focus on replacement and not reduction or refinement.
Any organization which does not quite fit these eligibility guidelines is welcome to nominate themselves if they feel they can provide a strong rationale for why we should consider them. Personal statements from individuals on their own position on animal testing will prove useful in such cases.

Ethical Consumer Research Association (the partner with Lush in the Prize) will conduct due diligence research on individuals and institutions prior to recommending the award of prizes.

Any issues that may arise will be discussed openly with the candidate. It will be helpful if candidates flag up any potential concerns in advance.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
Form (Proposal):
  Lobbying Prize entry form:
  Public Awareness Prize entry form:
  Science Prize entry form:
  Training Prize entry form:
  Young Researcher Awards entry form:

They also welcome your comments and suggestions for the Black Box Prize.
Lobbying Prize:
Public Awareness Prize:
Science Prize:
Training Prize:
Young Researcher Awards:

Black Box Prize:

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (

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