Striving to advance human health
The purpose of these grants is to allow researchers to tap into blue-sky thinking and identify concepts with replacement potential that merit further attention and development. It will also enable the collection and sharing of further data and findings which may help scientists to secure more funding for their research.
Want to apply for a Pilot Study Grant?
Animal Free Research UK award Pilot Study Grants to explore new ideas in animal-replacement research that could advance human health.
Pilot Study Grants provide short-term financial support for proof-of-concept studies lasting up to a maximum of 12 months.
Our completed Pilot Study Grants
Read about completed Pilot Study Grants that we have funded.
Dr Adjanie Patabendige (Edge Hill)
A human relevant approach to study brain damage caused by abnormal heart rhythm
Dr Massimo Vassalli (Glasgow)
Harnessing plant power: Plant-based scaffolds to tackle visceral myopathy.
Dr Peng Liu (Aberdeen)
Mimicking the human ‘microenvironment’ to uncover new ways to stop breast cancer in its tracks