AS-ET Fifth Special Travel Bursary
AALAS 68th National Meeting in Austin, TX, USA

Entries for this Special Travel Bursary are now closed and we will shortly be announcing the winner.

The Animals in Science Education Trust is pleased to announce the fifth special travel bursary competition. This will allow the winner to attend the AALAS National meeting 2017.


By organising the bursary we hope to encourage career grade technical staff to extend their knowledge and experience by attending the largest laboratory animal science meeting in the world.


Applications are invited from animal technical staff, based in the UK and the Republic of Ireland who are over the age of 21, below the level of facility manager and who have never attended an AALAS National Meeting before.


The successful applicant will be selected on the basis of a 1,500 word essay on the following:


Are the special considerations afforded to cats, dogs, primates and equidae under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended) ethically, scientifically or legally justified?


The essay should be submitted by 14th June 2017 and the result will be announced by 1st August 2017.

Please note that in assessing the entries in addition to factual knowledge judges will take presentation, including appropriate referencing, into consideration.  Referencing should follow the Harvard system.


This competition is only open to laboratory animal technical staff. Applicants will be asked to submit a CV with their essay and the trustees reserve the right to confirm the status of the entrant.


Please click here to submit your entry online and to see the full conditions of entry.