Alternatives Research and Development Foundation (ARDF)
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Funding Opportunity

The deadline for applications to the 2017 Alternatives Research Grant Program has passed. Thank you to all who submitted proposals. Awards will be announced on July 17, 2017. 2016 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 2017 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
    Monday, May 1, 2017
  • Recipients notified: Monday, July 17, 2017
  • 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 2016 Grant GuidelinesDownload the 2017 ARDF Grant Application IMPORTANT: online submission process.
Applicants must notify ARDF via email of intent to submit a proposal by Thursday, April 27, 2017.
Deadline for uploading Application to Dropbox folder remains May 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. (eastern U.S.) Please see instructions in Grant Guidelines.

Additional Information

Download the 2015 Grant Announcement Download the 2014 Grant Announcement Download the 2013 Grant Announcement

2016 William and Eleanor Cave Award

ARDF presented the 2016 William and Eleanor Cave Award to Raymond Tice on September 29, 2016, in recognition of his distinguished career in investigating the best methods to determine the safety of chemicals. The award was presented by the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF) of Jenkintown, PA, before a gathering of colleagues attending the fifth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT). Read More...

Learn More About Alternatives

Visit these programs supported by ARDF to learn more about alternatives. 10th 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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