Wednesday, 06 March 2019 08:54

Bf3R awards funding for feasibility studies Featured

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.

Projects with an animal-experimental component must be registered in the new database "Animal Study Registry" ( of the Bf3R before submission.

Deadline is 31 May 2019.

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