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2018 Annual Open Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
and Institutions to Reduce the Use of Animals in Research

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Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF)

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Grants of up to $40,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits, research, and educational institutions for research projects addressing alternative approaches to further science while reducing or replacing the use of animals in research. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of scientific merit and feasibility, and the potential to reduce or replace the use of animals in the near future.

Preference will be given to proposals that:
-Utilize in silico and in vitro methods with human cells or tissues
-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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180969

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant is $40,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Nonprofit, educational, and/or research institutions
-May not use intact, non-human vertebrate or invertebrate animals

Proposals are welcome from any nonprofit educational or research institution worldwide, although there is a preference for U.S. applications in order to more quickly advance alternatives here.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
-Open Date: January 22, 2019
-Deadline Date: May 1, 2019
-Notification of Recipients: July 16, 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation
801 Old York Road, Suite 316
Jenkintown, PA 19046


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.