Call for Proposals on Alternative Methods to Animal Testing
- 2021-03-15 / 00:01 CET
- 2021-05-17 / 13:00 CET
The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) invites researchers from all disciplines to submit innovative projects for the research and development of alternative methods to animal testing from 15 March to 17 May 2021 (date of postmark). The application guidelines for Stand-Alone Projects apply here. In addition, applicants must also upload a separate form explaining the proposal’s relevance to the theme of the call. This form must be submitted together with the proposal to the FWF’s online application portal elane.
Funding is available for projects that are clearly defined with specific limits in terms of duration and budget that make a significant contribution to the discovery and development of alternative methods and are thus in line with the 3Rs principles described by Russel and Burch in 1959. The aim is to develop research and testing methods that completely replace animal testing (replacement), reduce the number of animals used (reduction), or minimise the animals’ pain and distress (refinement).
The goal is to provide direct funding for the basic research of scientists working in the above-mentioned field at a high scientific level.
The projects are financed by funds from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). The BMBWF has made €600,000 of funding available for research projects as part of this call. Where the resources required for an excellent project to be funded by the BMBWF exceed the funding amount provided by the BMBWF, the FWF will fund the difference from its own budget.
Funding decisions will be made by the BMBWF based on the recommendations of the FWF Board within four weeks of the FWF Board’s decision-making meeting, which is currently planned for December 2021.
- Name: Iris Fortmann