A total of £4M is available through a new collaboration between the BBSRC and NC3Rs focused on supporting alternatives to in vivo models in bioscience research.
The overall aim of this call is to support proposals that:
- Develop the next generation of non-animal technologies that mimic the physiological environment enabling a whole system/ multi-system approach for discovery and translational science.
- Enhance the capacity and confidence in non-animal technologies.
- Establish partnerships between academia, the SME sector, and industry.
Proposals must fall within the BBSRC’s remit to qualify for funding and the research supported should have the realistic possibility of replacing the use of specific in vivo models or animal studies in line with the NC3Rs mission. Projects can run for up to 24 months and should begin by January 2023. Awards are for up to £250k full economic cost and the BBSRC and NC3Rs will fund 80% of the full economic cost. The competition will close on 8 September.
If you are interested in applying for the call, don’t miss the applicant webinar on Thursday 14 July at 10am (BST), where you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have about this new funding opportunity.