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.
Questions & Answers
- Why are nonhuman primates studied, and what kinds of research 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?
- How are the primates that are used for research kept in captivity?
- Who determines the conditions under which primates are kept in captivity?
- Can a scientist just go ahead and do any sort of primate research he or she wants with monkeys?
- Where can I find out more about the 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.