Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF)
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Funding Opportunity



2015 Alternatives Research Grant Program

The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation, a U.S. leader in the funding and promotion of alternatives to the use of laboratory animals in research, testing, and education, is currently soliciting research proposals for its 2015 Alternatives Research Grant Program. For over 20 years, this innovative program has created opportunities for scientists who have interest and expertise in alternatives research.
  • Up to $40,000 in funding available to support individual projects
  • Preference given to U.S. universities and research institutions
  • Preference 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
  • Deadline: Applications must be electronically submitted or postmarked by
    Thursday, April 30, 2015
  • Recipients notified: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    CRITERIA
  • Potential to significantly replace or reduce laboratory animals
  • Scientific merit and feasibility

To apply, please download the Guidelines for submission and Application cover page:
Download the 2015 Grant GuidelinesDownload the 2015 ARDF Grant Application IMPORTANT: online submission process.
Applicants must notify ARDF via email of intent to submit a proposal by Monday, April 27, 2015.
Deadline for uploading Application to Dropbox folder remains April 30, 2015, 11:59 p.m. (eastern U.S.) Please see instructions in Grant Guidelines.

Additional Information

Download the 2014 Grant Announcement Download the 2013 Grant Announcement Download the 2012 Grant Announcement

2014 William and Eleanor Cave Award

ARDF presented the 2014 William and Eleanor Cave Award to Frank Gerberick, Ph.D. on November 12, 2014, in recognition of his career achievements in developing alternative test methods. Before a gathering in Bethesda, Maryland, ARDF President, Sue Leary, praised Dr. Gerberick (a Victor Mills Society Research Fellow, Skin Toxicology, at the Procter & Gamble Company) as a "model scientist." Read More...

Learn More About Alternatives

Visit these programs supported by ARDF to learn more about alternatives. 2014 World Congress on Alternativesalttox.orgaltwebASCCT
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.
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