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 Annual Open Grant Program, which supports research projects aimed at developing methods to replace or reduce the use of animals in science.
Expert reviewers will evaluate proposals based on scientific merit and feasibility, as well as the potential to reduce or replace the use of animals in science in the near future. Proposals are considered in the areas of research, testing, and/or education.
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. Priority will be 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.
See the ARDF website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.