UNSW 3Rs Grant Scheme

The 3Rs are central to the ethical conduct of research involving animals and are defined in the Governing Principles of Australia’s animal research Code as:

Definition of 3Rs


The UNSW 3Rs Grant Scheme was established in 2019 to support science-based research projects into the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research, and highlights UNSW's commitment to these principles.

Total funding of $525,000 is available in the 2023-2024 round to support 12- or 18-months projects of up to $100,000

Please refer to the Scheme's guidelines for more information on what types of projects are supported by the Scheme.

Grant Guidelines

Guidelines providing full details are available here.

Key dates for the 2023-2024 UNSW 3Rs Grant Scheme




Call for applications

Applications open and guidelines published

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Applications close

11:59 pm, Sunday 29 October 2023

Review and approval

Announcement of funding outcomes

Mid November 2023


Release of funds

Early 2024

Application Process

Before starting your application, please refer to the guidelines for full details on the Scheme.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline shown in the table above.

Applications must be submitted via email to pvcresin@unsw.edu.au as a single, searchable PDF file using the APPLICATION FORM.

All mandatory sections of the application, including the attachment of any supporting documentation, must be completed. Failure to attach the required supporting documents with your application may result in the application being deemed ineligible for funding.

Supporting documentation required for proposals involving equipment purchases:



For enquiries, please contact the Office of the PVC (Research Infrastructure) via pvcresin@unsw.edu.au.