UFAW Professor William Russell Research Fellowship

This Fellowship is currently closed for application. When available invitation to apply will be announced.

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In honour of Professor William Russell, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) has established a special Fund to support a Research Fellowship that will advance the international development and application of the Three Rs – Replacement, Reduction and Refinement. These concepts were established by William Russell and his research assistant Mr Rex Burch through their work with UFAW which resulted in the publication of ‘The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique’ in 1959. They have had, and continue to have, an immense impact on the welfare of animals in biomedical research all over the world.

To commemorate William Russell’s life and his work at UFAW, and to help foster the continuing international development and application of the Three Rs, the Professor William Russell Fund will support a Research Fellowship for high quality research, in the UK or elsewhere, that will lead to significant international advances in knowledge or application of one or more of the Three Rs.

Applicants must be postdoctoral scientists, or expect to have gained their doctorate prior to taking up the Fellowship.

Application Procedure


When open, application for these awards is a two-stage process. Initially, applicants are required to submit a brief Concept Note (complete with Curriculum Vitae and publications list). Following assessment of these concept notes, selected applicants are invited to submit more detailed proposals (NB an invitation to submit a detailed proposal will not be a guarantee that the project will be funded). This two-stage process will allow the panel to make a short list of the most suitable projects. The panel may call short-listed applicants for interview before making an award.

Further information

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