The NGO Doctors Against Animal Experiments (Ärzte gegen Tierversuche e.V.) announces the 2021 Herbert Stiller Research Grant to support animal-free research.

We welcome grant applications for original, human-relevant projects in the medical or biomedical field, including human-based in vitro models, in silico analyses or clinical and epidemiological studies. The proposals should aim to significantly advance medical progress and contribute to the elimination of animal experimentation (reduction and refinement projects are not accepted).

The projects should not be supported by other third-party funding. All methods and consumables used within the project must be of animal-free origin. The project duration should not exceed 2 years. The funding amounts to € 20.000.

Researchers from Germany and other German-speaking countries are invited to submit their applications in German or English (max. 10 pages) including:

- a short CV of the applicant

- a list of all researchers involved in the project including affiliations

- a short abstract

- a project description (including scientific background; project aim; preliminary work; description of all research methods; a short statement of the animal-free origin of specific components such as culture media, antibodies, extracellular matrices, proteins, enzymes, etc.; relevance for human medicine and elimination of animal experiments)

- a reference list

Please send your application to Dr Dilyana Filipova: The application deadline is July 31th 2021.

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