Established in 2012, the Lush Prize is a partnership between Lush Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer to support animal-free toxicology and is designed to reward groups or individuals working in the field of cruelty-free scientific research, awareness-raising and lobbying to help bring an end to animal testing.
"Besides financial support, the Lush Prize has been helpful for giving our research program more widespread recognition," said Jeremy Caplin, winner of the 2015 Young Researcher Prize. "The prize has resulted in an invited presentation at the World Preclinical Congress 3D Cellular Models conference, which will be held in Boston in mid-June. We are proud of this accomplishment and believe it will help bring more interest into our research project."
Nominations for the Regional Young Researchers Award are open until midnight on July 24, 2016. Scientists from North or South America can win one of five bursaries of $15,000 each (for a total of $75,000).
Nominations can either be made by the individual themselves or by their academic colleagues using the main website forms at: www.lushprize.org/nominate-enter/young-researcher-award/.