The European Coalition to End Animal Experiments is calling for applications for a prize for animal-free antibodies.

Deadline: January 15, 2022

Application criteria

The applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • The application should focus on the innovative development and / or application of animal-free antibodies for research or medical purposes
  • The application can be for ongoing or completed projects
  • The project must not contain any animal experiments or animal-derived products such as fetal calf serum (FCS), bovine serum albumin (BSA), milk powder, etc.
  • The applicants must be based on the continent of Europe. Applicants from EU and non-EU member states in Europe are welcome to apply
  • The applicants must be prepared to accept the prize at an event in Brussels in spring of 2022, and give a short presentation. Travel expenses will be covered
Prize amount and award ceremony

The prize amounts to €10.000 and can be awarded to an individual researcher or a researcher consortium, a university department, an industrial company or other type of research facility. The prize will be awarded at an event in Brussels in March/April 2022.

Application documents

Please submit the following application documents in English:

  1. A project description containing title, abstract, short background, research aims, methodological procedures, time plan and project milestones (for ongoing projects) or outcomes of the project (for completed projects). The project description should be focused on the development or application of animal-free antibodies and it should include a declaration that no animal experiments were performed and no animal-derived materials were used, including in buffers, cell media, blotting reagents, etc. (up to 6 pages).
  2. A description of the applicant’s motivation to develop and / or use animal-free antibodies (1 page).
  3. A tabular curriculum vitae of the applicant with a publication list.

Call for tender as PDF 

Contact person: Dr. Dilyana Filipova E-mail: References:

1. EU Science Hub - European Commission: Better antibodies without using animals. 11.5.2020

2. Viegas Barroso JF et al. EURL ECVAM recommendation on non-animal-derived antibodies, Publications Office of the European Union, 2020