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GER: 2015 Felix Wankel Animal-Welfare-Research-Award announced

The Felix Wankel Animal-Welfare-Research-Award is usually given every two years by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich for outstand­ing experimental and innovative scientific papers aiming at or resulting in the replacement or reduction of animal testing, the general fostering of the idea of animal protection, ensuring the health and the appropriate housing of laboratory animals, pets and livestock, or supporting core research for the purpose of enhancing animal protection.


The Award is endowed with up to 30,000 Euros. The award may be divided among several prize winners. Utilization of the prize money is not subject to any conditions. Nominations may be made by scientists as well as members of scientific institu­tions, expert societies, authorities, etc., or representatives of the scientific media. The nominees can be persons or groups involved in research in Germany or abroad. The papers should be recent, contain the results of original research and must be available in print. Papers which have already received an animal protection award will normally not be considered. Self-nomina­tion is not permitted.


Deadline: September 30, 2014



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