UFAW Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science


The UFAW Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science is a prize award to recognise the exceptional achievements of an individual scientist who has made fundamental contributions to the advancement of animal welfare over a number of years. The award is open to individuals whose research, teaching, service and advocacy has significantly benefited the welfare of animals. Nominated candidates may be based in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

The winner of this award will receive a commemorative medal and a framed award certificate.

Nomination procedure

Nominations may be made on behalf of another individual or a candidate may nominate themselves. Nominees must be aware that they are being nominated for the award. Organisations or institutions are not eligible to apply. 

Two letters from well-established scientists in the field and in support of the nominated candidate should be included and the names of those providing these letters given in the nomination form. Please also include, if possible, a copy of the nominated candidate’s curriculum vitae, or short biography, and a list of publications. Please highlight up to three publications that are thought to best illustrate the quality of the nominee’s work.

Nominations will be judged by a UFAW Panel following the closing date and the winning candidate will be notified.

Applications should be made using the form below and should be returned along with the references and CV by email to grants@ufaw.org.uk to arrive by 10th December 2021.

This award is now closed.

Further information

If further information is required please contact UFAW directly via email: grants@ufaw.org.uk or telephone: +44 (0) 1582 831818.