[ New National Research Programme - NRP 79 “Advancing 3R – Animals, Research and Society” | Research funding ]


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Date and time 03.08.2021  
Category Call for proposal

The Federal Council has mandated the SNSF to launch a call for the National Research Programme "Advancing 3R – Animals, Research and Society" (NRP 79).

The call targets research in three focal areas:

  1. Innovation: research contributing to the effective application of the 3Rs in the real world.
  2. Implementation: research conforming on barriers to the implementation of the 3Rs, proposing strategies for overcoming these barriers and facilitating the application of existing knowledge.
  3. Ethics and society: research into ethical, conceptual and societal issues connected with the 3Rs and the use of animals for scientific purposes.

Proposals with an inter- or multidisciplinary character embracing the goals of more than one focal area will be given preference.

2 Types of funding:
  • Postdoctoral fellowships: for postdocs with initial experience in project management, employed by a Swiss institution for the entire duration of the fellowship. The fellowships must start max. 5 years after the PhD defense date. Please contact [email protected] at least 7 working days prior to the deadline for the institutional support letter (template available in the EPFL Toolkit).
  • Project funding: for individual applicants or team of applicants who are independent. Possibility to involve research groups abroad.

Funding: CHF 300K - 1M but budgets below or above this range are possible if sufficiently justified.

Duration: 36-48 months starting mid-May to mid-November 2022. No extensions.

Deadline for pre-proposals: 3rd August 2021 at 17:00 Swiss local time.

For collaborative projects with EPFL as Responsible Applicant, take advantage of the ReO Grant Writing services! Contact [email protected]

For further information about this call, please have a look at the call webpage and the EPFL Toolkit (including EPFL instructions and budget calculator). 

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