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NC3Rs: National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

The NC3Rs PhD Studentship Review

11 April 2017
PhD studentship review publication cover

We have recently published a review focusing on our PhD studentships, which is now available on our website

The publication describes our PhD studentship funding scheme, which was introduced in 2009 to embed the 3Rs in the training of early career scientists from various research backgrounds. Since then we have funded 87 studentships totalling £8.25 million. The review summarises the impact that the scheme has had to date, featuring case studies which highlight the scientific and 3Rs impacts achieved. There is also a section about our annual Summer School – don’t miss the foldout page!

Dr Vicky Robinson, Chief Executive of the NC3Rs said: “Our review is a great opportunity to demonstrate the importance of including 3Rs training from early career stages. We are really proud of the students that have been supported by the NC3Rs and what they have achieved in terms of scientific and 3Rs impacts.”

2017 PhD studentship scheme: call for proposals

We are currently inviting informal outlines for the 2017 call for PhD studentship proposals. Awards are made directly to principal investigators who then recruit suitable students. For more details, including on our joint call with the British Heart Foundation, visit the PhD studentship page.

Current PhD vacancies: Are you interesting in becoming an NC3Rs PhD student?

We do not fund students directly. To find out about our PhD vacancies due to commence in 2017, visit our studentship vacancies page. For further information, details of the application process and deadlines for submission, please contact the relevant project supervisor.

Other NC3Rs reviews

To read other reviews of the impacts of our work, visit our reviews.