VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 15, 2016) - This year, the Lush Prize is offering $75,000 USD to Young Scientists in North and South America who have been working towards the goal of replacing animals in chemical safety testing.
The Regional Young Researcher Award is open to keen young scientists (up to 35 years at the time of application) with a desire to fund the next stage of a career focused on finding alternatives to animal testing.
"Besides financial support, the Lush Prize has been helpful for giving our research program more widespread recognition," said Jeremy Caplin, winner of the 2015 Young Researcher Prize. "The prize has resulted in an invited presentation at the World Preclinical Congress 3D Cellular Models conference, which will be held in Boston in mid-June. We are proud of this accomplishment and believe it will help bring more interest into our research project."