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As a society, we support and encourage the best quality primate research. We promote the use and development of primate facilities and models, to seek to provide information on research resources and support, to develop mechanisms for recognition of outstanding research in primatology, and to liaise with other scientific societies concerned with the use of primates in research.

Grants & Awards

Grants from $500 to $1500 are available for general research projects. Preference is given to: training initiatives, start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care & research technology.
Student prize awards are presented annually to recognize excellence in student research.
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Questions & Answers

Why are nonhuman primates studied?
What kinds of studies are conducted?
How many primates are research subjects per year?
What kinds of primates are used for research?
Where do primates used for research come from?
In what conditions are primates used for research kept?
Who determines the conditions of these primates?
Can a scientist just do any kind of research with monkeys?
Where can I find out more about places that do primate research?

Special Topics in Primatology

Primate Conservation: the role of zoological parks edited by Janette Wallis

The Care and Management of Captive Chimpanzees edited by Linda Brent

Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Primates: New Perspectives and Directions edited by Clara B. Jones.

Commensalism and Conflict: The Human-Primate Interface edited by James D. Paterson and Janette Wallis.

These are the first four volumes in a book series published by the ASP and all profits go into our conservation fund and the ASP Education Committee's Minority Initiative.

Revised: 13 August 2005

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