Grants and Funding

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 was the 1st of 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 320,000 -. € available.
    Application Deadline was May 15, 2018.

  • Federal Institute for Risk Asessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung) - Center for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)
    www.bfr.bund.de/
    The German Centre for the Protection of Experimental Animals (Bf3R) awards funding for young scientists. The total budget is 350,000 euros with which up to 10 projects can be funded each year.
    Feasibility studies (proof-of-concept) with the aim of replacing or reducing animal experiments in the fields of biomedical basic research involving a particularly large number of animals (e.g. cancer research) or in which the individual animal is exposed to severely suffering (e.g. sepsis or wound healing experiments) are of high priority.
    Additionally, those projects are taken into account that involve the detection, classification and reduction of pain, suffering or harm in laboratory animals or deal with the improvement of husbandry conditions  (refinement).
    The development and application of innovative methods and technologies in the field of cell and tissue culture, molecular biology, genetics and microscopy, as well as bioimaging and in-silico methods are explicitly desired.
    Deadline is 31 May 2019.

  • 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 (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF)
    InnoSysTox-Moving - Innovative Systemic Toxicology as an Alternative to Animal Testing - Towards ApplicationSystems biology approaches allow a comprehensive view of an organism as a whole. In order to further strengthen the field of systems biology in Europe and to establish sustainable research cooperations between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, the funding institutions from the three European countries have now relaunched a successful guideline and published it under the name "InnoSysTox-Moving - Innovative Systemic Toxicology as an Alternative to Animal Testing - Towards Application".
    In an interdisciplinary approach from systems biology and toxicology research, the aim is to support common, innovative and practice-oriented projects to replace animal experiments.
    The systems biology approaches will be used to improve the prediction and quantifying risks to human health, while reducing animal experiments at the same time.  For this purpose available resources shall be bundled and international cooperation in the development of 3Rs research, systems biology, bioinformatics and toxicology should be strengthened.
    Deadline for proposals is 27 June 2019.

  • 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.


    Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) ZonMw and F.R.S.-FNRS
    InnoSysTox-Moving - Innovative Systemic Toxicology as an Alternative to Animal Testing - Towards Application
    Systems biology approaches allow a comprehensive view of an organism as a whole. In order to further strengthen the field of systems biology in Europe and to establish sustainable research cooperations between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, the funding institutions from the three European countries have now relaunched a successful guideline and published it under the name "InnoSysTox-Moving - Innovative Systemic Toxicology as an Alternative to Animal Testing - Towards Application". In an interdisciplinary approach from systems biology and toxicology research, the aim is to support common, innovative and practice-oriented projects to replace animal experiments.
    The systems biology approaches will be used to improve the prediction and quantifying risks to human health, while reducing animal experiments at the same time.  For this purpose available resources shall be bundled and international cooperation in the development of 3Rs research, systems biology, bioinformatics and toxicology should be strengthened.
    Deadline for proposals is June 27, 2019.

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)
    http://www.ifer.org/fellowships-availability-announcments.php
    IFER Graduate Ellowship Program for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science
    The purpose of IFER’s Fellowship Program is to provide financial incentives to graduate students in science that encourage them at the earliest stages of their career to integrate innovation and discovery with ethics and respect for animals.
    Fellowships are awarded to those candidates whose program of study shows the greatest potential to replace the use of animals in science. Graduate Fellowships to develop alternatives to the use of animals in research, testing and education are open to students enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences, and human or veterinary medicine.
    Fellowships will also be considered for graduate students in other fields, such as education, psychology, humanities, journalism, and the law, for projects that show promise to increase public awareness or to promote changes in the legal system or public policy regarding the use of animals in research, testing, and education.
    Pre-Proposal Application Deadline was Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST.

  • 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/

    Horizon 2020, Work Programme Year: H2020-2018-2020
    - SC1-BHC-07-2019: Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications
    Scope: Regenerative medicine replaces or regenerates human cells, tissue of organs, to restore or establish normal
    function. Projects should focus on innovative translational research to develope regenerative processes towards the
    ultimative clinical goal of adressing unmet clinical needs of large patient groups.
    Proposals should be based on new approaches such as genome editing or gene therapy, transdifferentiation or in vivo
    reprogramming, cell therapy and transplantation, 3D bioprinting, organoids or use of combined products.
    Deadline was: April 16, 2018, 5 pm (brussels time)
    Budget: 50,000,000 Euro (single-stage)

    - SC1-BHC-27-2018: New testing and screening methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals
    New and improved approaches are needed to increase the quality, the efficiency and the effectiveness of existing methods to meet demanding and evolving regulatory requirements worldwide. In consultation with relevant regulatory bodies, research should improve and harmonise screening and testing protocols/strategies and hazard/risk assessments by developing better and
    faster tools, test methods or models, including in vitro and in vivo tests, high-throughput and in silico methods (e.g. QSAR), potentially combined with research on adverse outcomes pathways. For in vitro tests, appropriate coupling of their results to human health effects should be ensured. Information is also needed as regards how epidemiological and field monitoring data, which are also to be considered as data sources in a regulatory context, can be used to gain information about possible associations between levels of exposure to specific chemicals and ED-related effects. Focus should be on the most urgent regulatory needs, e.g., methods addressing the thyroid axis, developmental neurotoxicity, metabolic disorders, female reproduction and non-genotoxic carcinogenicity.
    Deadline was April 18, 2018 5 pm (brussels time)
    Budget: 52.000.000 Euro (single-stage)

    Work Programme 2018-2020, draft version
    - DT-NMBP-23-2020: Next generation organ-on-chip (RIA)
    The purpose of this call is to transform European industry through the integration of digitisation and other enabling
    technologies and achieve global industrial leadership. Success will be seen in global industrial leadership, notably in
    manufacturing, and in opportunities for re-industrialisation.
    Deadline: to be defined
    Budget: to be defined.

  • 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 Grants: Call for Preproposals
    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 $40,000. The objective should be to significantly reduce or replace laboratory animals. Examples of acceptable projects could include: providing mechanistic understanding of in vitro responses to toxicants in human cells, development of AOPs, or conducting systematic reviews. 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: May 5, 2019.
  • Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF)
    http://ardf-online.org/ardf-grants.html
    The Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF) awards grants to support research projects that develop alternative methods to advance science and replace or reduce animal use. ARDF is currently accepting applications for this year’s grants.
    The maximum grant is $40,000. While preference will be given to U.S. applications, proposals are welcome from any nonprofit educational or research institution worldwide. Proposals in the fields of research, testing, or education will be considered. Preference will be given to projects that use:
    * In silico and in vitro methods with human cells or tissues
    * Pathway-based approaches as exemplified by the 2007 National Academy of Sciences report, Toxicity Testing in the Twenty-first Century: A Vision and A Strategy
    Application Deadline May 1, 2019.
  • International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER)
    http://www.ifer.org/fellowships-availability-announcments.php

    IFER Graduate Ellowship Program for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science
    The purpose of IFER’s Fellowship Program is to provide financial incentives to graduate students in science that encourage them at the earliest stages of their career to integrate innovation and discovery with ethics and respect for animals.
    Our fellowships provide up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and up to $2,500 for supplies per year. The fellowships are renewable annually for up to three years. Continued funding is dependent on student progress and availability of funds.
    Fellowships are awarded to those candidates enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences whose proposals show the greatest potential to reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in research, testing, and/or education.
    Pre-Proposal Application Deadline is 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
  • Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Grants (SBIR/STTR, R41, R42, R43, R44)
    https://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/grants/mechanisms/sbir/index.cfm
    NIEHS SBIR/STTR grants help small businesses develop innovative and commercially viable products or technologies to translate and communicate environmental health research to improve public health.
    Also part of this program could be assays and model systems for screening compounds for toxicity.
    Annual SBIR/STTR Application Receipt Dates: January 7, 2019 (January 5, 2019 is on a Sunday) and April 5, 2019.