The Animals in Science Education Trust (AS-ET) is a charity registered under the UK Charities Act 1993. The aim of the trust is to:

Advance education and promote excellence in the care and welfare of animals used in science.


It seeks to achieve this aim by:

  • Providing bursaries for course fees, travel and accommodation;

  • Providing funding to develop teaching packages;

  • Supporting the development of handbooks, DVD's and other course material;

  • Supporting the development of web based learning;

  • Supporting students with special needs


AS-ET was set up by the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) but now operates as a seperate organisation. It is headed by two distinguished scientists; Professor Lord Naren Patel KT (Patron) and Professor Sir Richard Gardner FIAT (Hon), FRS who chairs the board of four trustees.


The trustees welcome applications from individuals for financial support for activities in that are accordance with our aims.

For information about applying for bursaries, becoming a supporter or for news about our activities use the menu above.