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Nominations Sought for New Excellence in Research Animal Care & Use Awards Program

The Animal Care & Use Program has established a new Excellence in Research Animal Care & Use Awards Program to celebrate staff excellence in the humane care and use of animals in research within the University of Michigan (U-M) animal research community.

This annual awards program, administered in the academic fall semester, recognizes a member of EACH of the following:

Two award recipients will be selected each year and will be bestowed a commemorative plaque and $200.00 honorarium. Inaugural award winners will be announced prior to January 2020.

All nominations and nomination materials must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 25, 2019.  Nominations should be submitted via UMMS Competition Space.

*A member or team in the U-M scientific community utilizing animal models for at least one year. This includes full-time and part-time staff and undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and medical students. Individuals/team members must be current U-M employees at the time of award selection. Temporary students and staff, and all faculty are excluded from nomination.

Eligible nominees must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  1. Excellence in Animal Welfare — The nominees should demonstrate, through their actions, concern and compassion for laboratory animals and be advocates for the welfare of animals involved in laboratory research.
  2. Excellence in Outreach and Education — The nominees should make specific and notable contributions to the education and/or mentorship of members of the animal research community and/or the general public in a manner which promotes the field of animal research.
  3. Excellence in Innovation and Collaboration — The nominees should engage in cross-disciplinary partnership to facilitate creative and data-driven refinement of research animal care and use practices.


For more information, including instructions on how to submit a nomination packet, please visit UMMS Competition Space. If you have additional questions, please contact

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