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Animal Welfare and 3Rs

3Rs Funding

NC3Rs International 3Rs Prize

Deadline 01.05.24

Have you published a paper in the past three years with major 3Rs impacts? Wherever you are in the world, apply for the International 3Rs Prize.

This prestigious annual award, sponsored by GSK, consists of a £2k personal award and a £28k prize grant to further the 3Rs impact of the winning research. A £20k contribution is provided by GSK with all remaining funds, including the personal award made by the NC3Rs.

Scientists in any field of academia or industry are eligible, whether the 3Rs were the primary focus of your work or a secondary benefit.

More information here.

3RCC Knowledge Transfer Grants

Deadline 01.05.2024
Through Knowledge Transfer Grants younger researchers may apply for funding of a short-term stay with another national or international research group to learn a novel 3Rs approach and implement it at their home institution.

More information here.

AAALAC Global 3Rs Award

Deadline 01.06.24

The Global 3Rs Awards program recognizes significant innovative contributions toward the 3Rs of animal research to advance ethical science, by any researcher (nominated author, principal investigator, or research team leader) in academia or industry in any area of biology (e.g., basic science, discovery, development, teaching, testing, manufacture for new medicines, vaccines, medical devices or healthcare products for humans and animals).

More information here.


UZH 3Rs Award 2024

Deadline 15.06.24

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.

More information here.

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.

More information here

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: