ASP Primate Welfare Award
The American Society of Primatologists Primate Care Committee (PCC) will award one prize annually to an outstanding oral presentation or poster presentation given at the annual meeting. This award is intended to recognize high quality research that directly and significantly enhances the welfare and/or psychological well-being of captive nonhuman primates, or for research that provides a better understanding of the welfare of captive nonhuman primates.
The winner will receive a $150 cash prize AND a one-year membership to ASP (with electronic access to the American Journal of Primatology).
Applicants for the Primate Welfare Award must register for the ASP meeting, submit their abstract for presentation, and during the registration process they must select the box indicating they will participate in the Primate Welfare Award competition.
Only after the Program Committee has accepted their abstract may applicants continue with the competition process. Once their abstract has been accepted, applicants must submit a written summary of the welfare value of their work. The application form is available here for download.
The written applications will be reviewed prior to the annual ASP meeting in a blind fashion by the PCC. Members of the PCC will view the oral or poster presentations at the ASP conference by the qualified applicants to judge their presentations. The winner of the award will be announced at the ASP Closing Banquet.
Each presentation will be evaluated by two judges on the criteria listed below, using a five-point scale for each criteria. These scores will be summed to generate a score for each presentation. The presentation with the highest score will be selected as the winning presentation. In case of a tie, the Primate Care Committee will determine a single winner through discussion of the merit of the research.
- Is the study well-designed?
- Have the data been appropriately evaluated?
- What is the extent of welfare or captive care impact?
- Does this increase our understanding of animal welfare?
- Is this information applicable to other facilities/species?
- Is the work innovative?
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