The Swiss 3RCC gives out two annual awards: the Swiss 3RCC's 3Rs Award and a Young 3Rs Investigator Award to individuals for work conducted in Switzerland.
The main 3Rs Award of CHF 4'000.- is given for exceptional work has made a significant contribution to the Replacement, Reduction, Refinement of animal experimentation (the 3Rs Principle).
A further CHF 1000.- prize, the Young 3Rs Investigator Award, is given to to researchers in the early stages of their career for their individual achievements advancing the 3Rs principle.
Any Swiss-based person is eligible that has made significant advancements in topics related to the 3Rs; whether in research, education, caretaking or management. Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the contributions and on their impact on the 3Rs in either a scientific, regulatory, industrial or educational context. In addition to the financial award, the awardee will be given the possibility to have a short video made about his/her activities contributing to the implementation of the 3Rs and/or to present his/her work in a 3R-dedicated event organized by the 3RCC.
Nominees are initially internally reviewed and short-listed, followed by an external endorsement by at least 3 international experts in the field.
Applications for 2021 are now closed and under review. The winners will be announced in early March 2022.
Applications for the awards for work accomplished in 2022 will be open from October 2022 through to the end of the year.