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UK: NC3Rs announces panel vacancies, project grants and 3Rs Prize

The NC3Rs are inviting applications from scientists with relevant experience and expertise to join the NC3Rs Grant As­sessment Panel, PhD Studentship Assessment Panel and David Sainsbury Fellowship Assessment Panel from January 2015. Applications are sought from high caliber senior scientists, based in leading research organizations, including the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, agrochemical and industry sectors. Applications are also welcome from senior managers and veterinarians from laboratory animal facilities.


Panel members with expertise in the following areas are sought:

– Animal welfare science

– Cancer biology

– Immunology

– Molecular genetics

– Neuroscience

– Tissue engineering


Applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who also have:

– Industry experience

– Interdisciplinary expertise

– Industrial CASE Panel experience

Application deadline: November 26, 2014

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The 2015 Project Grant scheme is open for applications. Project grants support the development of new 3Rs approaches and technologies. This year £1.8 million can be awarded. Awards are for up to 36 months with the amount requested dependent on the science. UK research establishments or UK-based researchers fulfilling the eligibility criteria may apply; overseas researchers cannot be principal applicants but can be included as collaborators.


Outline submission deadline: January 21, 2015

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The international NC3Rs Prize is awarded to highlight an outstanding original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs in medical, biological or veterinary sciences published within the last three years. The prize is part of the NC3Rs’ commitment to recognize and reward high quality research which has an impact on the use of animals in the life sciences. The prize consists of a grant of £18k, plus a personal award of £2k. Highly-commended entries receive a £4k grant and £1k personal award.


The 3Rs Prize is for a piece of primary research published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years (September 2011 until September 2014) and is open to any researcher, in academia or industry. The prize is awarded to the principal investigator, research team leader, or other nominated author. The Prize is open to international groups. Applications are assessed by a dedicated Panel, which also selects the winner. Selection is based on the quality of the published research and its impact on the 3Rs.

Application deadline: December 5, 2014

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Adapted from NC3Rs News

October 16, 2014

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