Awards

Saturday, 20 June 2015 22:09

 

In the table below you will find a selection of foundations and organizations in alphabetical order which support the development of non-animal methods of research with awards.

A selection in alphabetic order is here:


Denmark
Research Award of ALTERNATIVFONDET togeher with the fonds of Finnland und Sweden (see entry Skandinavia)
The Scandinavian Research Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments
http://www.forsoegsdyrenes-vaern.dk/text/norpris.html
www.forsoegsdyrenes-vaern.dk/


Finland
Juliana von Went Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments togeher with the fonds of Denmark und Sweden (see entry Skandinavia)
The Scandinavian Research Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments
http://www.forsoegsdyrenes-vaern.dk/text/norpris.html
www.jvws.org/

 

Germany

  • Baden-Württemberg: Ministerium für Ländlichen Raum, Ernährung und  Verbraucherschutz
    Förderpreis Ersatz- und Ergänzungsmethoden zum Tierversuch des Landes Baden-Württemberg
    http://mlr.baden-wuerttemberg.de/
    The government of Baden-Württemberg wants to reduce the number of animals used for scientific and educational purposes. A prize is announced to award research projects, which contribute to the replacement of animal experiments or to the reduction of the burdens of the animals in the area of science and education, as well as in the field of medical diagnostics and the testing of substances and products. The works have to conduce to the realization of the following aims:
    - Replacement of animal experiments
    - Reduction of the number of animals used for a certain appraisal
    - Reduction of suffering, pain or harm ("Refinement")
    - Improvement of the husbandry of laboratory animals ("Enrichment").
    Projects from the field of the implementation of existing alternative methods can also be awarded (validation, approval through authorities and practical appliance).
    The price is up to 25.000 EURO and can be split among awardees. Researchers from outside of Baden-Württemberg may apply.
    Deadline for proposals was April 30, 2016.

  • Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Arts
    Price for encouraged Science 2016
    http://mwk.baden-wuerttemberg.de/
    The price honours excellent researchers at universities and other research institutions in Baden-Württemberg who have left trodden paths and have taken risks during their research.
    The prize is endowed with 30,000 euros. Outstanding researchers will be awarded who
    - Have devoted themselves to scientifically risky projects and who has been successful against the expectations of peers
    - have prevailed against resistors on the road to academic success (such as rejected scholarships or applications for financing of publication projects)
    - are working/has been working on a promising scientific approach which result is based on preliminary work that are indeed "failed" in a scientifically productive sense, but have just enabled new findings and research paths.
    The proposed researchers should be able to possess a successful promotion. At the time of Proposals they not be older than 45 years.
    Deadline was June 30, 2016 (time-limit).

  • Berlin: Die Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales und dem Verband der forschenden Pharma-Unternehmen (vfa)
    Forschungspreis zur Förderung der Entwicklung von Ersatz-und Ergänzungsmethoden entsprechend dem 3R-Prinzip
    http://www.berlin.de/lageso/
    Goal is referring to the 3R-principles of Russel and Burch (1959) (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) to restrict the animal performed in research, to replace them and - as possible - to avoid them. Furthermore, the suffering, pain or harm in animal experiments has to be reduced.
    Institutions, companies and scientists working at Institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg can be awarded, if they plan oder realize scientific projects by develope oder validate methods capable of:
    - replace animal experiments ("Replacement"),
    - reduce the amount of laboratory animals ("Reduce") and/or
    - reduce the suffering of laboratory animals ("Refinement").
    Otherwise projects can get awarded if there are suitable to pre-validate oder validate a method.
    Furthermore, an already finished project can get submitted if it have been achieved one of the three objectives described above. The price is up to 25.000 EURO. (The Berlin Government has added on € 10.000 €, € 15.000 is from the trade association of the research-based pharmaceutical companies (vfa)).
    The price can be split among awardees. The price will be awarded by the Berlin Government of Health, Environment and Consumer Protection at the suggestion an undependend jury of experts.
    Deadline for proposals was August 31, 2017.

  • Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany
    10.000 euro science prize for animal-free cancer research
    www.doctors-against-animal-experiments.org
    Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany are awarding a 10.000 euro science prize for animal-free cancer research. Supported/awarded will be outstanding scientific work carried out without the use of animal materials, as well as clinical or epidemiological studies. It may be awarded retrospectively for completed or current research or as an initial incentive for a planned project. The prize may be awarded in toto or shared by more than one recipient.
    Research located in Germany or other German-speaking countries.
    Application deadline was 30.03.2011.

  • Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft BMEL)
    36. Animal Welfare Research Award of the The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
    www.bmel.de/
    Innovative, ground-breaking scientific work can be awarded which contribute to the development of methods and procedures to replace or reduce animal experiments. According to the principles of the 3R, such methods also can be awarded subordinately which have the goal to improve housing conditions of laboratory animals in order to reduce pain, suffering or harm in experiments (refinement).
    Primarily young researchers are encouraged to apply.
    The award carries a 25.000 Euro prize.
    Deadline for 2017 was May 31, 2017.

  • German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG)
    Ursula M. Händel-Tierschutzpreis: 50.000 Euro für den Tierschutz in der Forschung
    www.dfg.de/
    The deadline expired in April.

  • German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG)
    DFG Communication Award 2013
    Die German Research Foundation (DFG) announces the 14th Communication Award 2013, the Scientific Award of the Founders' Association for German Science (Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft). The prize is valued at € 50,000. Scientists are awarded who has been exceptionally successful in mediation of their scientific results to the media and the general public. Applicants can be single scientists or a group of scientists, they have to work in the german-speaking region. Direct applications as well as nominations are possible. Applications or suggestions have to be sent - primarily in digital form - to Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Dept. Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Kennedyallee 40, 53175 Bonn, until January 5th.

  • Hamburg: Authority of Health and Consumer Protection, Department of Food Safety and Veterinary Services
    Hamburg Research Prize on Alternative Methods to Animal Experiments
    http://www.hamburg.de/tierschutz-tiergesundheit/6054484/forschungspreis/
    Excellent research will be awarded, which results give a significant contribution to replacement, minimizing or refinement of animal testing. Applications can be made by universities, university hospitals, non-university research institutions and individual scientists of these facilities located in Germany. The prize is awarded every two years. The amount of prize money is € 20,000.
    Application deadline was September 30, 2016.
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
    Felix-Wankel-Tierschutz-Forschungspreis
    www.felix-wankel-forschungspreis.de
    The Ludwig-Maximilians-University awards with up to 30.000 € for experimental and innovative research, which reduce or replace animal experiments, as well as further aims in animal protection. The deadline for the prize 2015 was September 30, 2014.

  • Hessen: Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz
    Hessischer Tierschutz-Forschungspreis
    www.tierschutz.hessen.de/
    15.000 Euro award for outstanding scientific work, that replaces or reduces animal experiments and similar investigations in research, education or during the production of biomedical products, as well as works, which lead to a significant reduction of pain and suffering of the used animals.
    The deadline for the this year`s prize was July 1st, 2016.

  • Rheinland-Pfalz: Ministerium für Umwelt, Forsten und Verbraucherschutz Rheinland-Pfalz
    Forschungspreis zur Erforschung von Ersatz- und Ergänzungsmethoden für Tierversuche
    www.mufv.rlp.de/
    With a 20.000 Euro award Rheinland-Pfalz supports the research on Alternative methods in research as well as in education. The price is announced every two years. It is possible to make an application from outside Rheinland-Pfalz. Further authorized to make a proposal are the Landesuntersuchungsamt Rheinland-Pfalz as well as animal protection organizations. The deadline for 2016 was June 30, 2016.

 

International

  • Eppendorf
    Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

    www.eppendorf.com/prize
    The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international research prize of US$25,000. Since 2002 it has been awarded annually to one young scientist of 35 years of age or younger for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.
    Application Deadline was June 15, 2017.

  • LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
    LUSH prize for replacement to animal tests
    https://www.lush.co.uk/
    The Lush Prize is a major new initiative which will focus resources on bringing forward the day when all product safety testing takes place without the use of animals.
    The prize consists of a £250,000 annual fund – the biggest prize in the non-animal testing sector.
    In any year where this is a major breakthrough in 21st Century Toxicology – the area which holds out most hope for a ‘Eureka’ moment where animal tests can be replaced wholesale, a BLACK BOX PRIZE will be awarded in its entirety to the individual or team responsible.
    In other years prizes of £50,000 will reward the most effective projects and individuals who have been working towards the goal of an replacing animal use in product safety testing across five strategic areas:
    - Science
    - Training
    - Lobbying
    - Public Awareness
    - Young Researcher Awards
    The closing date for nominations for the 2017 Prize was July 24, 2017.

  • Doerenkamp-Zbinden Stiftung für versuchstierfreie Forschung
    Funding as well as awards
    see entry Switzerland

  • PETA International Science Consortium (PISC)
    Award for a Hands-on in vitro workshop hosted by the Institute for In Vitro Sciences
    http://www.piscltd.org.uk/iivs-prize/

    The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. (PISC) is proud to announce an early-career scientist award to participate in the Institute for In Vitro
    Sciences’ (IIVS) 2018 Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop. The award will fund workshop registration ($1,950 USD), as well as airfare and hotel
    accommodations (up to $1,000 USD).
    The workshop hosted by IIVS will provide lectures from expert in vitro toxicologists, and hands-on-laboratory experience in applying state-of-the-art in vitro
    methods.
    The deadline to apply is October 15, 2017.
    For more information, please see http://www.piscltd.org.uk/iivs-prize/

  • The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
    Funding (CAAT Grants Program) as well as awards
    see entry USA

 
Scandinavia
Research Award of the däanish Alternativfondet, the finnish Juliana von Wendts Fonds and the swedish Stiftelsen Forskning utan Djurförsök.
Nordisk Forskningspris til Alternativer til Dyreforsøg
(The Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments)
http://www.forsoegsdyrenes-vaern.dk/text/norpris.html
Price: 60.000 sv. kroner.


Sweden
The Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments, together with the fonds of Denmark and Finnland (see entry Skandinavia)
The Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments
http://www.forskautandjurforsok.se/
see also http://www.forsoegsdyrenes-vaern.dk/text/norpris.html


Switzerland

  • Doerenkamp-Zbinden Stiftung für versuchstierfreie Forschung
    Doerenkamp-Zbinden Award
    www.doerenkamp.ch/
  • 3R Research Foundation Switzerland
    http://www.forschung3r.ch/de/information/index.html
    Die Stiftung Forschung 3R bezweckt, die Forschung auf dem Gebiet der Alternativmethoden zu Tierversuchen durch Finanzierung von Forschungsprojekten zu fördern, und setzt sich für die Umsetzung und Verbreitung der 3R-Grundsätze ein. Sie unterstützt vordringlich Projekte zur Erforschung neuer Methoden oder zur Weiterentwicklung bekannter Methoden (Validierung von Methoden), welche im Sinne der 3 R (Reduce, Refine, Replace / Vermindern, Verbessern, Vermeiden) gegenüber der heutigen Tierversuchspraxis Verbesserungen versprechen.

United Kingdom

  • InterNICHE supported by Proefdiervrij
    InterNICHE Humane Education Award 2009
    www.interniche.org/
    The 20.000 Euro "InterNICHE Humane Education Award 2009" to support an ethically and effectife Education and paraxis in the sciences. The deadline for the current year expired in March. 

  • National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research
    The 2011 NC3Rs Prize
    www.nc3rs.org.uk/
    The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) awards an annual prize for an original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs.
    This prize is open to any researcher based in the United Kingdom.
    Deadline for submission was 25th of November.

  • The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust Scotland
    Award
    http://www.ufaw.org.uk/grants.php
    UFAW’s top priorities is to promote and support high quality science that will lead to substantial advances in animal welfare, and promoting education in animal welfare - particularly at university and college level.

 

Europe wide

European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA)
EPAA: 3Rs SCIENCE PRIZE 2016
https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/chemicals/epaa/3rs-awards/index_en.htm
The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) launches its call to apply for the 2016 3Rs Science Prize. This year, the EPAA will grant a Prize for already achieved research, or a project already at the completion stage with outstanding results. The price money is € 10,000.
The EPAA 3Rs Science Prize is granted every other year to a scientist whose contribution to 3Rs. Scientists working on alternative methods (replacement, reduction or refinement of animal testing) for safety or potency/quality testing purposes may apply.
Applicants should be based in Europe in one of the following countries: EU 28 Member States, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Monaco, Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, Ukraine, Moldova and FYROM.
To submit an application, the following documents had to be sent by email to grow‐epaa[at]ec.europa.eu before Friday 23rd September at noon, Brussels time.

 

USA

  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TR-16-017.html
    The purpose of the Microphysiological Systems (MPS) for Disease Modeling and Efficacy Testing Program is to develop highly reproducible and translatable in vitro models for preclinical efficacy studies through discovery and validation of translatable biomarkers, development of standardized methods for preclinical efficacy testing and definitive efficacy testing of candidate therapeutics using best practices and rigorous study design. An essential feature will be a multidisciplinary approach that brings together experts in bioengineering, microfluidics, material science, “omic” sciences, computational biology, disease biology, pathology, electrophysiology, pharmacology, biostatistics and clinical science.
    Letter of Intent Due Date(s): New Date as per issuance of NOT-TR-17-005 – November 13, 2016
    Application Due Date(s): New Date as per issuance of NOT-TR-17-005 – December 13, 2016 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Humane Society of the United States
    2017 Russell and Burch Award
    http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2017/02/Russell-and-burch-award-nominations-2017.html
    The Humane Society of the United States welcomes nominations of scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of alternative methods in the areas of research, testing, or higher education for the Russell and Burch Award. Alternative methods—also known as the Three Rs—are methods that can replace or reduce the use of animals, or refine procedures so that animals experience less pain or suffering.
    Nominations are due by April 10, 2017.

  • Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
    2013 Animal Welfare Enhancement Awards
    http://caat.jhsph.edu/programs/awards/
    The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) wants to be a leading force in the development and use of 3R-alternatives in research, testing, and education to protect and enhance the health of the public. In addition to other CAAT seeks nominations for these awards:

    CAAT Recognition Award
    This award, presented at every World Congress, honors an individual or organization who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of the 3Rs, the development of alternative methods, or the field of in vitro science.

    Henry Spira Award
    This award was established in 1999 to honor the memory of Henry Spira, a pioneer in the animal rights movement whose campaign for the use of alternative methods led to the founding of CAAT. It was created to honor animal activists in the animal welfare, protection, or rights movements who work to achieve progress through dialogue and collaboration.

    Please provide a nomination letter, the individual’s CV and limited other material that supports your nominee. Deadline for submission was May 15, 2013.

    CAAT Grants 2017
    http://altweb.jhsph.edu/news/2016/2017preproposal.html
    The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is soliciting projects that focus on the implementation of the NAS Report:
    Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy in the following areas:
    • Proposals Relating to Toxicology: Maximum grant amount is $25,000 per year up to 2 years. Projects should be developed to provide mechanistic
    understanding of computational systems biology approaches, focused on in vitro responses to toxicants in human cells. Consideration should be
    given to the translation of this new method to evaluate/predict health outcomes.
    • Proposal Relating to Refinement: See Science-Based Animal Welfare Awards – funded separately.
    Deadline was May 16th, 2016.

  • The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB)
    Student Award Program
    http://www.sivb.org/
    The Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) Student Award Program provides recognition and financial support for student’s who have contributed and made outstanding achievements in the field of in vitro biology.
    Note: Student Award Application Deadline was January 31, 2012.
    Students competing for awards may apply for multiple awards, must satisfy specific award criteria, and must present their papers at the SIVB meeting. Winners will be notified prior to the meeting. The student awardees must present their submitted research papers and be present at the 2011 SIVB Business Meeting on Tuesday evening.Should you have questions, please contact the SIVB office in Raleigh at (919) 562-0600(919) 562-0600, or Dr. Pamela Weathers, Chair, Student Affairs and Awards Committee, at (508) 831-5196(508) 831-5196, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
    Russell & Burch Award
    http://altweb.jhsph.edu/
    The Humane Society of the United States presents the Russell and Burch Award to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement  of alternative methods in the areas of biomedical research, testing, or higher education. Candidates for the award are judged on the scientific merit of their contribution to the alternatives field, as well as their impact and professional commitment to this field. Applicants should have a history of laboratory work that is above reproach on humane grounds.
    Nominations were submitted until April 10, 2011 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Grants and Funding

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 19:04

In the survey below you will find a selection of foundations and organizations in alphabetical order which support the development of non-animal methods of research.

 

Denmark

  • ALTERNATIVFONDET
    Funding as well as awards
    www.forsoegsdyrenes-vaern.dk
    The Danish Forsøgsdyrenes Værn and Alternativfondet announce financial support for research into and development of alternatives to animal experiments. The overall amount of funding available is
    1 million Danish kroner (app. euros 134,415)
    To be considered for support it is not enough that your research is carried out without the use of animals. The research must genuinely contribute to the replacement of animals with other methods.
    The deadline for applications is 1 August 2017.
    To find out more go either to http://forsoegsdyrenes-vaern.dk/ or to http://alternativfondet.dk and click on the menu item Forskningsstøtte.
    There you can fill in a form to request further information.


Finnland

  • Juliana von Went Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments
    Funding as well as awards
    www.jvws.org/

 

Germany

  • Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany
    Funding/award
    www.doctors-against-animal-experiments.org
    Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany are awarding a 10.000 euro science prize for animal-free cancer research. Supported/awarded will be outstanding scientific work carried out without the use of animal materials, as well as clinical or epidemiological studies. It may be awarded retrospectively for completed or current research or as an initial incentive for a planned project. The prize may be awarded in toto or shared by more than one recipient.
    Research located in Germany or other German-speaking countries.
    Application deadline was 30.03.2011.


  • Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Rural Development and Consumer Protection
    Program "Development of Alternative and Complementary Methods to Animal Testing" of the State of Baden-Württemberg
    The State Government supports the development of new, non-animal research methods and approaches to reducing the number of animals and the stress for the animals with a funding program. Besides work, which directly reduce the number and impact of experimental animals such scientific projects are also eligible dealing with the evaluation of methods to reduce animal experiments, or work targeting to improve the detection of these methods or methods which give an ethical review of animal experiments. Also eligible are scientific approaches to develop
    animal-free courses of studies in the life sciences.
    For this funding are 400,000 -. € available.
    Application deadline was April 30, 2016.

  • Federal Institute for Risk Asessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung) - Center for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)
    www.bfr.bund.de/
    Centre for the Protection of Laborytory Animals (Zentrum zum Schutz von Versuchstieren, Bf3R). The Bf3R promotes innovative approaches for the development of alternative and supplementary methods for animal studies (3R-Principles refine, reduce, replace). Universities and non-governmental universities as well as non-university institutions and commercial companies with research and developmental capacity located in Germany are encouraged to apply.
    Deadline was May 31st, 2017.

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF)
    Funding Guideline "alternative methods to animal experiments"
    Module I supports research and development projects as well as projects in order to validate methods in the field of "Alternative methods to animal experiments" according to the 3R concept of Russel & Burch.
    Here, research and development projects can be funded, which may replace or reduce the use of animals by new methods, or those projects which may limit the burden of the animals to an indispensable extent.
    Module II supports concepts for the dissemination of knowledge about alternative methods to animal testing, such as training and education, as well as strategies for the implementation of alternative methods are supported.
    Both individual projects as well as collaborative research projects can be funded.
    Eligible applicants include universities, non-university research institutions and companies located in Germany. The funding management
    is done via the Project Management Jülich.
    Deadline for applications is the 15th of March each year.

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF)
    Based on the program "Bioeconomy 2030", the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports projects to research, develop and
    validate methods which significantly contribute to the regulatory field, in the applied research or in basic research in terms of the 3R
    principles of Russel & Burch (1959).
    In this context research and development projects are supported  
    - to replace animals,
    - to reduce the number of animals,
    - to reduce the degree of burden of animals.
    Additionally, accompanying studies, workshops and other activities are eligible if they help to make progress.
    Applications can be made by small and medium-sized commercial enterprises located in Germany, universities and non-university research institutes. The application has a two-step process. Project outline had to sent to the Projektträger Jülich.
    The application deadline for every year deadline is March 15.

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
    Translational funding initiative: "Multilateral Cooperation in Computational Neuroscience: Germany - USA - Israel - France"
    Computational Neuroscience provides the theoretical basis as well as a broad range of technical approaches to an understanding of the principles and the dynamics of the nervous system. Based on the theoretical basics, methods and findings of computer science, the neurosciences, biology, mathematical-physical sciences, social sciences and behavioral sciences, engineering sciences and other disciplines, the field of computational neuroscience uses a wide range of approaches to examinate structure, function, organization and information processing at all levels of the nervous system. To accelerate the advances in computational neuroscience, new methods contribute to the aggregation and analysis of complex data, the conceptual framework of many different theoretical sources as well as new modalities for extensive data collections and the design of experiments.

    With grants of about € 90,000 to € 225,000 per year entire cooperation projects can be funded usually as non-repayable grants for three years.

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) - Reinhart Kosseleck-Projects
    http://www.dfg.de/
    Scientists which have proven themselvesy particular scientific performances should be given the possibility to realise highly innovative projects and such projects, which are in a special manner positively fraught with risks.
    An application is possible at any time.

  • Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz BMELV)
    Funding as well as awards
    www.bmelv.de/

  • Rheinland-Pfalz: Ministerium für Umwelt, Forsten und Verbraucherschutz Rheinland-Pfalz
    Funding as well as awards
    www.mufv.rlp.de/
    Rheinland-Pfalz supports research projects with the aim to develop alternative methods to animal experiments. The funding starts after positive evaluation by ZEBET (Zentralstelle zur Erfassung und Bewertung von Ergänzungs- und Ersatzmethoden zum Tierversuch of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment BfR).
    The support of projects as well as the application for the research award are not restricted to Rheinland Pfalz, researchers from Germany can apply. Application from foreign countries was not questioned until now.

  • SET - Stiftung zur Förderung der Erforschung von Ersatz- und Ergänzungsmethoden zur Einschränkung von Tierversuchen
    www.stiftung-set.de/
    To replace and reduce animal experimentation and the distress of lab animals, the SET Foundation focuses its sponsorship on three areas of activity: Research with a 3Rs emphasis; scientific communication on the topic; student training and further education. The SET Foundation supports primarily small and medium-sized projects that demonstrate courage to close the gaps in knowledge outside the approaches supported by other institutions. Eligible projects may receive full or partial funding from SET or, if applicable, be referred to the appropriate funding institution.


International

  • American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR) and the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)
    $40,000, one-year postdoctoral fellowship grant (with possible renewal) to a woman interested in developing,
    validating, or using alternatives to animal methods in the investigation of women's health or sex differences.
    Citizens/residents of any country may apply.
    Deadline was December 15, 2014.
    For more information: http://alternativestoanimalresearch.org/afaar/programs

  • IFER Graduate Fellowship Program (IFER)
    The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER), a program of the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), is now accepting pre-proposal applications for its 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowships.
    IFER Graduate Fellowships are one-year grants of up to $15,000 apiece for projects that support the development, validation and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing or education.
    More information on the IFER Graduate Fellowship program, including eligibility requirements, submission guidelines and downloadable applications, can be found on the IFER website at http://www.ifer.org/fellowships.php.
    Applications had to be sent until April 20, 2015.

  • Animalfree Research
    Applicants from all over the world can apply for funding. The application must be written in German or in English.
    For more details see entry Switzerland

  • Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany
    Funding/awards for research located in Germany or other German-speaking countries.
    See entry Germany

  • Doerenkamp-Zbinden Stiftung für versuchstierfreie Forschung
    Funding as well as awards
    see entry Switzerland

  • European Union
    Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI)
    In the second round, Call 3 und 4, the Innovative Medicines Initiative has the focus on
    IMI 2 – Call 3 includes 6 Research and Innovation topics:
    - Remote assessment of disease and relapse (RADAR),
    topic 1: central nervous system (CNS)
    - Assessing risk and progression of prediabetes and type 2
    diabetes to enable disease modification
    - Linking clinical neuropsychiatry and quantitative
    neurobiology
    - The consistency approach to quality control in vaccine
    manufacture
    - Pertussis vaccination research
    - Knowledge repository to enable patient focused medicine
    development
    IMI 2 – Call 4 includes one Coordination and Support topic:
    - Enabling platform on medicines adaptive pathway to
    patients
    Deadline  for Expressions of interest see http://www.imi.europa.eu/
  • Humane Society International
    Grants are now being offered by Humane Society International for the preparation, publication and dissemination of three critical narrative reviews of the use of animal models in human disease areas.
    The reviews will also include proposals for a new ‘roadmap’ for future research to understand human disease and improve translation to the clinic, based on modern, human-specific models, tools and technologies.
    Applicants with a scientific PhD (or equivalent) and current or recent research and publication experience in an area of human disease, are invited to tender for one of these grants. Guidelines for applicants are included in the Application Form.
    The deadline for applications was midnight EST on 15 October 2013.
    Contact: Dr Gill Langley at glangley[at]hsi.org
    For more information see: http://humanesocietyuniversity.org/news/diseasemodels.aspx
  • Stiftung Forschung 3R
    The Foundation principally sponsors research projects in Switzerland. Applicants from other countries must give their reasons for applying for a research grant in Switzerland. If similar applications concerning research in the same fields have been submitted concurrently, those from within Switzerland will be given priority.
    Deadline was May 1, 2013.
    See entry Switzerland

  • The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
    Funding (CAAT Grants Program) as well as awards
    see entry USA


Luxembourg

  • Fondation Internationale pour la Substitution de l'Expérimentation Animale
    www.fisea.lu


Netherlands

  • The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development     Funding
    www.zonmw.nl
    Progress requires research and development. ZonMw funds health research and stimulates use of the knowledge developed to help improve health and healthcare in the Netherlands. The support of new animal-free methods is also meant.

 
Sweden

  • The Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments
    Funding as well as awards
    www.forskautandjurforsok.se/
    The Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments promotes the development and validation of replacement alternatives to animal experiments. Grants are awarded annually to research, validation and information projects.


Switzerland

  • Animalfree Research
    www.animalfree-research.org
    Animalfree Research wants to protect animal welfare and animal dignity by replacing and substantially reducing animal experiments
    Applicants from all over the world can apply for funding. The application must be written in German or in English.
    The deadline for receipt of applications for 2012 was October 27th 2011.
    The following topics are accorded preferential sponsorship by the foundation:
    Advancement of alternative methodes for the complete or partial replacement of animal experiments in terms of the 3R: development, validation, optimization, publication, acceptance, implementation.
    Dialogue with science and the public as well as commitment to the changes in the legal framework regarding the protection of experimental animals.

  • Doerenkamp-Zbinden Stiftung für versuchstierfreie Forschung
    http://www.doerenkamp.ch/

  • Gebert Rüf Foundation
    http://www.grstiftung.ch/en.html

    Funding of innovation at Swiss universities, funding of innovative projects of great relevance und scientific quality, as following: high degree of innovation and originality: distinctive features, Pre-competitive, application-driven R&D, suitable to serve as a model or having potential.

  • Stiftung Forschung 3R
    http://www.forschung3r.ch/
    The Foundation supports research projects aimed at developing alternative experimental methods to animal experimentation,
    to reduce the impact on animals used in animal experimentation and/or
    to reduce the number of animals needed for a specific research topic (animal model) and/or
    to replace specific experiments using animals.
    The Foundation principally sponsors research projects in Switzerland. Applicants from other countries must give their reasons for applying for a research grant in Switzerland. If similar applications concerning research in the same fields have been submitted concurrently, those from within Switzerland will be given priority.
    Deadline was February 15, 2016.

  • Thurgauische Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Forschung
    http://www.bitg.ch/


United Kingdom

  • Dr Hadwen Trust
    www.drhadwentrust.org
    Aim is to promote the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of living animals in biomedical research, testing and teaching. To further this aim, the Dr Hadwen Trust supports, and assists scientists to discover techniques which will replace experiments on living animals; assists in the provision of facilities and equipment for such research; and encourages through publicity and education the wider adoption of such techniques.
    2015 call for full grants (Expected October 2015)

  • The Lord Dowding Fund
    www.ldf.org.uk/
    The fund is particularly interested in receiving projects in the areas of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, but will be equally pleased to consider grants applications from researchers in other fields of work.
    The LDF is now happy to receive grant applications for funding in 2015.

  • Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)
    Funding as well as awards
    http://www.ufaw.org.uk/grants.php
    UFAW’s top priorities is to promote and support high quality science that will lead to substantial advances in animal welfare, and promoting education in animal welfare - particularly at university and college level.

  • Wellcome Trust, Biomedical Ethics & Medical Humanities
    PhD Studentships
    http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-ethics/
    The wellcome trust supports basic scientists, clinicians (including clinical psychologists, dentists and veterinarians) and public health researchers at all stages of their research career. Where appropriate, applications are encouraged from candidates trained in disciplines outside the biomedical sciences, but who are applying their expertise to biomedical problems.

United States (USA)

  • The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
    CAAT Individual Grants
    CAAT grants, although relatively small, often provide critical seed money for researchers hoping to develop new in vitro methods.
    CAAT’s research grants program (http://caat.jhsph.edu/programs/grants) is a centerpiece of our work, providing initial funding for scientists to develop alternatives to the use of animals in biomedical research and product safety testing.
    • Proposal Relating to Refinement: See Science-Based Animal Welfare Awards – funded separately.
    There is a call for pre-proposals for the funding period 2018-2019.
  • Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF)
    http://www.ardf-online.org/
    The mission of the Alternatives Research and Development Foundation is to fund and promote the development, validation and adoption of non-animal methods in biomedical research, product testing and education. For nearly 20 years, this innovative program has created opportunities for scientists who have interest and expertise in alternatives research.
    ARDF is currently soliciting research proposals for its 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Program.
    Criteria:
    * Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF) is soliciting proposals for its 2017 Alternatives Research Grant Program.
    * Grants of up to $40,000 are available to support individual projects of scientific merit and feasibility with potential to significantly reduce or replace laboratory animal use.
    * Preference will be given to projects at U.S. universities and research institutions and projects that use pathway-based approaches.
    More information is available on the ARDF website at
    Application deadline for the grants was May 1st, 2017.
    For more information see: http://www.ardf-online.org/

  • International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER)
    http://www.ifer.org/
    International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) supports the development, validation and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing and education. The foundation offers a graduate fellowship program.
    The Pre-Proposal Application Deadline was April 29, 2016.