The principles of 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:
- the Replacement of animals with other methods;
- the Reduction in the number of animals used; and
- the Refinement of techniques used to minimise the adverse impact on animals.
To highlight our commitment to these principles, the UNSW 3Rs (U3Rs) Grant Scheme has been developed to support science-based projects with a primary goal of replacing, reducing or refining the use of animals in biomedical research.
The total funds available for approved projects in 2020 will be $150,000. This places the U3Rs Grant Scheme among the leaders in this field of research.
Strategies that show the greatest promise for replacing the use of animals will be given priority although the Scheme will also recognise strategies likely to make a significant contribution to reducing animal numbers, refining research procedures or advancing evidence-based best practice in animal welfare.
|Announcement of Scheme||U3Rs Scheme Guidelines Published||Wednesday 21st August 2019|
|Applications||Information Session||Wednesday 4th September 2019|
|Call for Applications||Monday 9th September 2019|
|Applications Close||Monday 14th October 2019|
|Review and Approval||Review and Ranking of Applications (Completion)||Monday 11th November 2019|
|Funding||Announcement of Funding Outcomes||Mid November 2019|
Distribution of Funds
Applications are to be submitted as a single, searchable PDF document using the application form available here as a template. Electronic signatures are acceptable. Applications must be lodged by email to email@example.com by Monday 14th October 2019.
For enquiries, please contact Dr Malcolm France, Director of Animal Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or other contacts listed in the Appendix at the end of the application form.
An information session has been scheduled for Wednesday 4th September. Further details may be found here.
Any updated information will be noted on the U3Rs Grant Scheme website. Alternatively, if you have any questions please contact Dr Malcolm France, Director of Animal Services at email@example.com.