AWI Offers Grants to Improve Welfare of Animals in Research

The Animal Welfare Institute is dedicated to improving the care and handling of animals in research facilities. From our earliest days, we have encouraged laboratory personnel to provide animals with comfortable housing and the opportunity to engage in species-typical behaviors, while sparing them needless suffering. In continuing this long-standing support, AWI will be offering up to five grants, of up to $7,500, to develop and demonstrate innovative methods of refinement and/or environmental enrichment to improve the lives of animals in research. Further information and links to the online application are available on the AWI website ( Questions should be directed to AWI’s laboratory animal advisor, Kenneth Litwak, DVM, PhD, at

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