GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE USE OF ANIMALS IN SCIENCE

Home / Community Blog / GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE USE OF ANIMALS IN SCIENCE

Community Blog

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE USE OF ANIMALS IN SCIENCE

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox

The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is now accepting pre-proposal applications for 2016-2017 Graduate Fellowships.

Applications are due no later than 5:00 pm CDT on Friday, April 29, 2016. IFER Graduate Fellowships are one-year grants of up to $15,000 (up to $12,500 in stipendiary support and up to $2,500 for supplies) apiece for projects that support the development, validation and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing or education. Grants are renewable annually for up to three years, dependent on student progress and availability of funds.

By funding early career researchers with an interest in developing innovative alternatives to animal experiments, IFER hopes to seed the scientific field with talented individuals prepared to integrate scientific discovery with ethics and respect for animals.

Recipients of IFER Graduate Fellowships, selected by IFER’s Scientific Advisory Board, have the potential to positively change the course of science by working to promote the advancement of humane methodologies that can spare animal suffering. Since 1985, grants totaling more than one million dollars have been awarded to promising young researchers who are developing alternatives to the use of animals in science. Video testimonials of current IFER Graduate Fellowship recipients can be viewed at http://www.ifer.org/fellowship-current-recipients.php. More information on the IFER Graduate Fellowship program, including eligibility requirements, submission guidelines and downloadable applications, can be found on the IFER website at www.ifer.org/fellowships.php.

Questions regarding the grant application process should be directed to Peter O’Donovan, IFER Executive Director, at 312-427-6025 or ifer@navs.org.