Alternatives Research & Development Foundation: Non-animal Biomedical Research Grants

ARDF’s Annual Open Grant Program was established to fund research projects that promote the development, validation, and adoption of non-animal methods in biomedical research, product testing, and education. Research proposals are invited from non-profit, tax-exempt educational or research institution worldwide, although preference is given to proposals from U.S. institutions.

Expert reviewers will evaluate proposals based on scientific merit and feasibility, and the potential to reduce or replace the use of animals in the near future. Proposals are considered across the fields of research, testing, or education. The maximum grant is $40,000, with an average 21% funding rate from 2015 to 2023.

Proposals from Non-profit, educational, and/or research institutions are welcome to apply. Projects may not use intact, non-human vertebrate or invertebrate animals.