Aotearoa New Zealand 3Rs Awards

The National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC), with the support of ANZCCART (NZ), have launched two biennial awards to celebrate achievement in the development and implementation of the 3Rs:

  • Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield 3Rs implementation award
  • Aotearoa New Zealand 3Rs award research grant

Details of the awards and the application forms are available here.

The inaugral 2018 Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield 3Rs Implementation award was made to the Massey-SPCA Desexing Clinic, and the inaugral Aotearoa New Zealand 3Rs award research grant was mad to a University of Otago psychology and neuroscience researcher.

The Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield 3Rs implementation award is named in memory of ANZCCART (NZ) committee member Dr John Schofield.

AEC Member of the Year Award

This award has been created by ANZCCART to recognise the excellent service offered to Animal Ethics Committees by their members throughout Australia and New Zealand. As part of this award, ANZCCART provides an all expenses paid trip for the recipient to the annual ANZCCART Conference.

View details of the award AEC Member Award information 2020 including the eligibility criteria.

The deadline for 2020 submissions is 19 June 2020.

ANZCCART Animal Care Awards

ANZCCART New Zealand has established a national award to recognise the significant contribution made by individual New Zealand-based technicians and research assistants, particularly in regard to the welfare of the animals. Award winners recieve $500 and attendance at the ANZCCART or ANZLAA New Zealand conferences.

For more information, see the awards criteria and nomination form: Animal-Care-Technicians-Awards-Criteria-and-Nomination-Form-2020

The deadline for submission for 2020 is 19 June 2020.

ANZCCART Secondary Student Essay Competition

ANZCCART hopes to inspire students to think critically about the role animal research plays in today’s society and to engage with the difficulties that surround animal use. Building on the NCEA assessment tasks for NCEA Achievement Standards (Biology 1.2, 2.2, and 3.2), which integrates biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue, the ANZCCART New Zealand Secondary School Essay Competition is an opportunity to showcase student work developed in these modules.

The deadline for submissions for 2020 is 21 September 2020, with a first prize of $100, second prize of $75 and a third prize of $50.  Conditions of entry and other details for the Competition can be found here.

ANZCCART Communication Competition

The purpose of the competition is to encourage thinking about communicating the role animal research and teaching plays in today’s society, in an engaging way. This competition is open to organisations and individuals, as well as tertiary and secondary education students. Entries can include: animation, painting, sculpture, music, video, presentation, dance, writing or cooking.

The deadline for submissions for 2020 is 30 September 2020, with a first prize of $100; a second prize of $75; and a third prize of $50. Conditions of entry and other details for the Competition can be found here.

Tertiary Essay Competition

The student winner of the inaugural 2014 ANZCCART Essay Competition was Katherine Reid (Massey University), for her essay entitled Conversations to Improve Animal Welfare in Research and Teaching.

The student winner of the 2018 ANZCCART Essay Competition was Alysha Mckeeman (University of Otago), for her essay entitled Moral Status and Obligations to Animals in Research.

The student winner of the 2019 ANZCCART Essay Competition was Caitlin Morton-Burns (University of Canterbury), for her essay entitled Openness of animal research as a limitation to scientific endeavour

ANZCCART School Science Fair Prize

ANZCCART will support the awarding of an ANZCCART School Science Fair Prize, with the provision of prize money for the best project where:

  1. Students have undertaken study or research on an animal-based project
  2. Animal Ethics approval has been applied for and given
  3. Correct procedures and practices have been undertaken in study
  4. Students know importance of ethics approval

Email for more information about how to get prize sponsorship.

More information about how to apply for Animal Ethics Approval for school science fair projects can be found at the National Association of Science Educators.

The Ron Kilgour Memorial Trust Student Travel Award

The Ron Kilgour Memorial Trust (RKMT) was established as a memorial to the late Dr Ronald Kilgour to organise, promote and foster activities in relation to research and teaching in the areas of ethology, behaviour, social values and personal, social and agricultural development and associated international relations. The RKMT accepts applications from students, within New Zealand, who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree (Honours, MSc or PhD) and are studying in the area of animal behaviour and welfare. The award will provide partial or full funding to attend and present their research at a relevant congress (e.g., ISAE, IEC or similar). Selection will be based on the potential impact of the students’ research toward improving animal welfare and on financial need. The award has the following objectives:

  • To increase the profile of animal behaviour and welfare as a scientific discipline.
  • To encourage students to investigate issues in animal behaviour and welfare.
  • To provide students the opportunity to attend a conference to present their research and increase their profile by providing networking opportunities with other scientists working in the field.

Email for application details.