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Animal Welfare and 3Rs

3Rs Funding

CAAT 2024 Humane Education and CAAT Reduction Grants

Deadline 30.09.24

The Reduction Grant focuses on research projects that help reduce animal use by identifying areas of research and testing where animal models lack reproducibility and translational value. Hence, the grant is intended for researchers who conduct systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or citation analyses of animal studies or similar work with the goal to reduce animal use in science.

The Humane Education Award is given for the development of animal-free training resources for veterinary, medical or laboratory courses. The grant is intended for educators and training material developers with the goal to foster respect and compassion for animals.

Each Grant is USD 6,000.

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Project funding AnimalfreeResearch

The following topics are preferred:

  • Promotion of alternative methods for the complete or partial replacement of animal experiments in the sense of the 3Rs: development, validation, optimization, publication, recognition, application.
  • Dialogue with the scientific community and the public as well as commitment to change the legal framework for the protection of experimental animals

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SGV Travel Grants

To support SGV members for continuing education:
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SET - 3R Research Funding

Stiftung zur Förderung der Erforschung von Ersatz- und Ergänzungsmethoden zur Einschränkung von Tierversuchen
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UFAW & HSA Grants and Awards

Among UFAW’s top priorities is the promotion and support of high quality science that will lead to substantial advances in animal welfare, and the promotion of education in animal welfare – particularly at university and college level.

The University of Zurich is a UFAW LINK, UZH students therefore can apply for all grants.

UFAW (Universities Federation for Animal Welfare) grants

HSA (Humane Slaugther Association) grants

European Organ-on-Chip Society

On this page you can find funding for your research and innovation activities in the field of OoC.

The Lush Prize

The yearly Lush Prize offers a global prize fund to support initiatives to end or replace animal testing.

It is the largest prize fund in the non-animal testing sector, awarding £250,000.

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LAL Grant Programme

Laboratory Animals Limited (LAL) is a registered charity whose aims are to promote education and training in laboratory animal science, medicine technology and welfare.  LAL provides grants to individuals attending training activities, funding in support of scientific meetings, funding for training courses in countries with no or limited access to education and training in laboratory animal science and many other initiatives.

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ICLAS Visiting Grant for Professional Development in LAS in Europe

This Grant is available to individuals from European countries/areas in the process of developing modern standards of animal care and use. The objective of the grants is to acquire new knowledge and/or technical competences in the care and use of laboratory animals. This can be achieved in one of the host institutions proposed by ICLAS or in an institution proposed by the applicant.

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Diverse Calls: EU, USA and international

The 3Rs Collaborative compiles recent 3R funding calls and 3R awards on their Website

Funding by Horizon Europe with 3Rs focus

Diverse Calls and Awards can be found also on the Website of Charitè 3R

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UZH 3R Award

The UZH 3R Award is intended to highlight the efforts and successes of UZH staff in the field of 3Rs, both within and outside UZH, and thus promote the 3R principles at UZH.
The award is endowed with 5000 CHF and is presented annually.

The Swiss 3RCC

The 3R Competence Centre Switzerland (3RCC) promotes the 3Rs principles - i.e. the replacement, reduction and refinement of animal testing - in Switzerland and supports their implementation in the life sciences, focusing on research, education and communication.

3RCC website

Guidelines for successful 3R funding proposals

Tipps for 3RCC grants

Do`s & Don`ts

Originally designed for NC3Rs grants this NC3Rs guideline offers valuable help to all researchers planning to get a 3R project funded:


Check also the PREPARE guidelines: