3Rs Stimulus Fund announces new funding round

4 years ago

Turn your idea for Replacement, Reduction, or Refinement into a reality. Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht have jointly made a total of € 200,000 available to the 3Rs Stimulus Fund for 2018-2021. A new round is starting up now.

The fund was created to stimulate research that studies possible ways to replace, reduce (in terms of numbers of animals used) and refine animal experiments (the ‘3 Rs’). Often this is small-scale research that is not eligible for larger national grants. Another important goal of the fund is to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience of 3R methods.

Especially for employees

This is a local grant, awarded only to employees of Utrecht University and the UMC Utrecht. Part of the new budget of € 200,000 was awarded in the funding round of 2018. The remaining budget will go to the current 2020 funding round, with a maximum of € 20,000 awarded to each project selected. Generally, 5 or 6 projects are selected in each round, so every project has a good chance of being funded.

Deadline: 30 August 2020

Read the rules

Request the application form or ask a question via info@ivd-utrecht.nl

Read about what others have done with the grant

In an online mini-symposium (see recordings part 1 en part 2) researchers who received grants in previous funding rounds talked about their work. Several of them have already been interviewed. Follow the links below to read about what they studied and why the 3Rs Stimulus fund was so valuable for them.

Kerstin Schneeberger discovers animal-free alternative to mouse-based gel. Read more

Hanneke Willemen researches chronical pain, without animals. Read more

Remco Westerink is studying particulates from traffic. Read more

Guy Roukens searches for new ways of studying cancer. Read more

Aletta Kraneveld en Ronette Gehring study the mysterious blood-milk barrier. Read more

Hettij Boleij about measuring stress without stress but with infra-red camera. Read more

Claudia Wolschrijn makes prepared chickens for vet education. Read more

Elly Hol wants to understand how brain diseases arise. Read more

Franciska Velkers about better well-being for lab chickens. Read more

Toxicologist Majorie van Duursen want to share her knowledge. Read more

Yvonne van Zeeland about refinement in anesthesia. Read more