From mushroom skin in the garment industry and organ-on-crystal in medicine, to classroom dissection using SynFrog software and horse breeding using non-fungible tokens, the use of animals is rapidly being replaced by technology and innovation.
If you can use your talents to save animals from exploitation, you can win the Future Without Speciation Award.
PETA awards prizes ranging from $ 1,000 to $ 10,000 to university students who come up with a revolutionary idea and concrete action plan to help animals. This award does not transfer ownership of PETA or prevent you from patenting your invention.
Applicants are encouraged to identify an area in which animals are still exploited and create a patented original idea or prototype that would allow them to be replaced.
Inventions must be marketed as a viable alternative to the methods you seek to replace. Students can work in groups or individually. Prize amounts will be determined by PETA and based on the performance, practicality and promise of the proposed alternative.
PETA tests applicants’ ideas or inventions for viability, originality and applicability. The entries will be constantly reviewed and awards will be distributed as winners are determined. By submitting this form, you agree to the following terms:
- In the proposed inventions cannot be used something made from animals or animal materials.
- You declare that your answers in the form are accurate and free from misstatements, and you agree that the proposed invention or idea is your own original idea and work product, which in no way was available to the public and has not yet been patented.
- An idea, a proposed invention, an idea simplified for practice, or a working model must be the result of the work of a student or graduate student or a group of students or graduate students, either as a class project or as an independent project, and can be reproduced. …
- Your application must include a justification that the invention works (or will work) for its intended purpose.
- Several undergraduate or graduate students can apply with one project, but only one award will be paid.
- Receiving an award is contingent on your signing an award acceptance agreement.
No purchase required. Does not apply where prohibited by law. Open to anyone 18 and over.