NC3R’s Project Grants

Type of funding: Project Grants

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research invites submissions for its project grants. These support the development and application of new 3Rs approaches and technologies. Proposals relevant to any area of medical, biological or veterinary research are considered. Research that integrates a range of disciplines, or that includes an industrial partner, is encouraged.

UK HEIs, research council institutes and independent research organisations are eligible. Individual UK-based researchers who hold a graduate degree may apply, though normally it is expected that the applicant will hold a PhD. Overseas researchers may be included as collaborators.

Grants last up to three years with the amount requested dependent on the science. Outline applications are invited between 17 November 2020 and 4pm, 7 January 2021; full applications due by 4pm, 22 April 2021. This call is repeated once a year.

Deadline: 07/01/2021

Eligibility criteria:

Establishment eligibility
Any UK research establishment including: Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Independent Research Organisations (IROs), Research Council (RC) Institutes

Individual eligibility
Applicants should be UK-based researchers who can demonstrate that they:
Will direct the proposed research
Will be actively engaged in accomplishing the project’s aims
Hold a graduate degree – the minimum formal qualification required. However, it would normally be expected that an applicant has been awarded a PhD. Applications involving less experienced researchers should be made in collaboration with a more senior colleague.
NC3Rs grant holders with more than 12 months remaining on their NC3Rs grant, at the time of application, are not permitted to apply as a Primary Investigator for further NC3Rs funding (excluding CRACK IT, Skills and Knowledge Transfer and Strategic Awards – please contact the Office to discuss).

Further information can be found here.