LASA Bursaries

Laboratory Animal Science Association

Suggest an update

Grant amount: Up to £1,000

Next deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Later deadlines: Jan 31, 2020, Apr 30, 2020, Jul 31, 2020

Applicant type: Research Scientist Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Argentina Show all

View website    Save Need help writing this grant?


 Applications are considered by LASA every 3 months, with the closing date for receipt of bursary applications being the last day of January, April, July and October. 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. 

About LASA

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.


When LASA finances permit, it is the intention of LASA Council to consider applications for bursaries to attend meetings, conferences or for other related travel.

LASA bursaries can be applied for at any time of the year and for any event considered relevant to LASA’s mission statement. Bursaries are available for persons engaged in laboratory animal science and who are current LASA members. Animal technicians, post-graduate students and others for whom funds may be limited are especially encouraged to apply.

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


  • Members of the Laboratory Animal Science Association may apply for LASA bursaries for any event considered relevant to LASA’s mission statement.
  • Early-career scientists, animal technicians, postgraduate students and others for whom funds may be limited are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Bursaries are available for meetings and travel, both within and outside the country of normal residence of the applicant.
    • 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.
    • LASA would rarely fund an application to present data from animal-based experimental studies unless there is a clear laboratory animal science or welfare component: instead the relevant society or learned body should be approached. 
  • Applications will be considered for the LASA Annual Conference or LASA Specialist Section meetings, but preference will be given to first-time attendees and/ or those taking an active part in the meeting.
  • Applicants should normally be resident in the UK.
    • Applications from other 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.


  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not received a bursary during the previous 2 years.