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PhD & Postdoc Grants

PhD & Postdoc Grants

We offer large research grants to drive innovation in the development of non-animal research methods or technologies that better understand the human condition and remove animals from experiments.

We offer PhD project funding to encourage graduates to develop career building skills and knowledge in replacement science and Postdoctoral project funding to attract and keep talented scientists within the ‘replacement’ scientific field. Our funding supports the development of cutting-edge science to remove animals and animal-derived bio materials from research laboratories.

Funding is available for three-year PhD studentships and Postdoctoral Research Associates for up to a maximum of three years.

Apply for a PhD or Postdoc Grant through our online application portal

We only accept applications through our online application portal. You will need to register for an account, which will allow you to return to and edit your application at any stage before submission.

Start a new PhD or Postdoctoral Research Grant application

Continue your grant application

You must submit your completed application before the deadline on 2 August 2019. The online portal will not accept applications after this time, even if they have been partially completed before the deadline.

There is no need to send us a hard (printed) copy of the application or other associated documentation.

Guidance for Applicants

Please view our grant application guide and policy documents for full information and guidance on the grant application process – including the types and purpose of our grants, what we will and won’t fund, who can apply, application proposal requirements and submission process.

For additional queries please see our answers to the most frequently asked questions about our current grants call or contact

Primary scientists must not engage in research that contravenes Animal Free Research UK’s Policies, Regulations, and Conditions of Support.

Grant Application Guide (.pdf)

Policies, Regulations and Conditions (.pdf)

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