Humane Care Recognition

Charles River is committed to funding organizations and projects that support the objectives of the Humane Care Initiative. The support includes awards and scholarships, lectures, and support of national and international organizations:

  • AWARDS

    Explore our awards that recognize those who share our commitment to humane care. Learn more

    • Charles River Prize
    • Charles River Medallion
    • Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange (LAWTE) Poster Awards
    • Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing – Charles River Excellence in Refinement Award
    • Lab Animal Specialist Travel Award
  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Charles River Short Course Scholarships
    Currently, there is a shortage of veterinarians working in our field. The scholarship program for the Short Course is one effort to increase the number of veterinarians entering the field of laboratory animal medicine. We sponsor scholarships for veterinary students and veterinarians who are not currently involved in laboratory animal medicine but are considering a career change.

    Download veterinarian scholarship application

    Download veterinary student scholarship application

  • CHARTER PROGRAM

    The Charles River CHARTER (Commitment to Humane Animal Research Through Excellence and Responsibility) program is committed to funding organizations and projects that support the objectives of the Humane Care Initiative. Learn more