The 2020 Russell and Burch Award
The Humane Society of the United States welcomes nominations of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research, testing or higher education for the Russell and Burch Award. Alternative methods—also known as the Three Rs—are methods that can replace or reduce the use of animals, or refine procedures so that animals experience less pain or suffering.
The award is named in honor of William Russell and Rex Burch, the scientists who formulated the Three Rs approach of replacement, reduction and refinement. The award recognizes those who have played an important role in limiting the use and suffering of animals in laboratories.
Candidates are judged on the scientific merit of their contribution to the alternatives field, as well as their impact and professional commitment to alternatives. Applicants should have a proven history of laboratory work that is above reproach on humane grounds.
Nominations should be submitted by 30 April 2021. No special forms are necessary. Candidates nominating themselves should submit a cover letter explaining their suitability for the award, a curriculum vitae and three published articles (preferably in PDF format) that represent their work in alternative testing methods. Those nominating others should submit a letter explaining the nominee’s suitability for the award and arrange to have a curriculum vitae and three published articles (preferably in PDF format) forwarded.