Laboratory Animal Science Association Bursaries

Laboratory Animal Science Association

Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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The Laboratory Animal Science Association, LASA, was founded in 1963 by a consortium of industrial, university, ministry and research council representatives – a breadth of interest which is still typical of the LASA membership today. Laboratory animal science seeks to ensure the provision and best use of the most appropriate animal models – including derived materials such as organs, tissues and cellular components – for medical, veterinary and other scientific purposes.

LASA has signed the Concordat on Openness on Animal Research to signal the Association’s support for the principles of openness and transparency. We encourage our members to consider how they can be more open about their work and take opportunities to engage with the public about the role of animals in science. Our policy on the use of animals in research aligns with our organisational aims and is endorsed by LASA members.


LASA bursaries can be applied for at any time of the year and for any event considered relevant to LASA’s mission statement. Applications will not be considered unless they are received by the LASA Secretariat at least 4 months in advance of the first day of the meeting. This rule will be strictly adhered to in fairness to all applicants.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Bursaries are available for persons engaged in laboratory animal science and are not restricted to LASA members.
  •  Bursaries are available for meetings and travel, both within and outside the country of normal residence of the applicant. 
  • Applicants should normally be resident in the UK.
  • Applications from other FELASA-affiliated countries will be considered only where there is no source of local funding to support activities relating to care and/or welfare of laboratory animals.
  • A substantial part of the activity must be devoted to science relating to the use, care and/or welfare of laboratory animals, rather than a specific scientific discipline.


  • Animal technicians, post-graduate students and others for whom funds may be limited are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not received an award during the previous 18 months.


  • LASA would rarely fund an application to present data from animal-based experimental studies unless there is a clear animal welfare component: instead the relevant society or learned body should be approached.
  • Applications will not normally be considered for LASA Winter Meetings or LASA Specialist Group meetings.