The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is soliciting projects that focus on the implementation of the NAS Report: Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy in the following areas:
- Proposals Relating to Toxicology: Maximum grant amount is $40,000. The objective should be to significantly reduce or replace laboratory animals. Examples of acceptable projects could include: providing mechanistic understanding of in vitro responses to toxicants in human cells, development of AOPs, or conducting systematic reviews. Consideration should be given to the translation of this new method to evaluate/predict health outcomes.
- Proposal Relating to Refinement: See Science-Based Animal Welfare Awards – funded separately.
- To be the leading force in the development and use of reduction, refinement, and replacement alternatives* in research, testing, and education to protect and enhance the health of the public.
- Promote and support research in the development of in vitro and other alternative techniques.
- Serve as a forum to foster discussion among diverse groups leading to creative approaches to facilitate acceptance and implementation of alternatives.
- Provide reliable information on the science, philosophy, and public policy of alternatives to academia, government, industry, and the general public.
- Educate and train in the application of alternatives.
*Alternatives are defined as new methods that refine existing tests by minimizing animal pain or distress, reduce animal usage, or replace whole animal tests.
Deadline May 5, 2019