Refinement Grants Available: Promoting Ideas to Improve Laboratory Animal Welfare

The Animal Welfare Institute is dedicated to promoting better care for animals in research. 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 each, to develop and demonstrate new methods of refinement and/or environmental enrichment for animals in research. The deadline for applications is December 1, 2015. Further information and links to the online application are available on the AWI website ( Questions should be directed to

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