The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) helps students and young scientists with outstanding work in alternative approaches attend a high-profile scientific event.

Every year, several high-profile international meetings bring together world-class scientists working on the development and acceptance of 3R alternatives to animal testing (replacement, reduction or refinement). Costs linked to participation may prevent students with promising work or young scientists early in their careers from attending these events. Therefore, EPAA partners happily sponsor 3Rs student grants to help students and young scientists participate in such events.

A jury will assess the applications and propose a list of selected candidates to the EPAA Steering Committee. The jury will be composed of 4 judging members (two from the industry and two from the European Commission).

For each of the eligible events, a lump sum of €1500 is available. Two levels of grants are offered by the EPAA partners: 1 half grant and 1 full grant.

  • A half grant reimburses the student/young scientist for event registration fees well as travel and accommodation fees, based on the expense receipts up to a maximum of €500.
  • A full grant reimburses the student/young scientist for event registration fees as well as travel and accommodation fees, up to a maximum total amount of €1000, based on the expense receipts.

Eligibility criteria for both students and events are defined as follows. Applications falling out of this scope will not be accepted.


1) Applicants have to be based (i.e. studying) in one of the 27 EU countries or the UK. Citizenship may be from any country (i.e. also outside of the EU).

2) Applicants must be graduated (BSc / First cycle completed with at least 180 ECTS credits) when applying and should not have a doctoral degree.

3) Applicants must still be considered as full-time students or young scientists (≤ 35 years old) when applying.

4) Young scientists employed by industry are not eligible

5) No funding or reimbursement by another entity for the same student and event is allowed.


Selected high-profile scientific meetings are eligible for the EPAA 3Rs student grants. For 2022, the following events are open for application.

Event Deadline for application FELASA 2022 (13 – 16 June) 2 May 2022 XVIth International Congress of Toxicology (ICT) 2022 (18 – 21 September) 4 July 2022 EUSAAT Congress 2022 (26 – 28 September) 11 July 2022 ESTIV Conference 2022 (21 – 25 November) 15 July 2022

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