The mission of the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation is to fund and promote the development, validation, and adoption of non-animal methods in biomedical research, product testing, and education.
To advance this mission, the foundation is soliciting proposals for its 2016 Alternatives Research Grant Program. Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded for research related to alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research, testing, and education, with priority given to projects that use 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.
Universities and research institutions are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to institutions based in the United States.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the ARDF website.