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 £1000 cheque, a commemorative medal and a framed award certificate.

This award is now closed.

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. Please note that unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.

Closing date 7th December 2018.

Download a Nomination Form

One printed, signed copy of the nomination form, two letters of support, nominee’s CV (or short biography) and a list of publications, should be posted to arrive at UFAW by the closing date to the following address:

The Old School
Brewhouse Hill

Further information

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