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

Our funding schemes

Details of the NC3Rs funding schemes for supporting 3Rs research and innovation, including training and the transfer of 3Rs approaches between labs.

NC3Rs funding schemes

Awards for developing new 3Rs models, tools and technologies.

Awards for NC3Rs grant holders to enable translation of in vitro technologies into research tools for medicines discovery.

Awards for early career scientists focusing on new skills and research experience.

Awards for NC3Rs-funded researchers past and present to support them in activities which engage the public with the 3Rs.

Application information and guidance

Information and guidance on the application process for each of our schemes.

Front cover of NC3Rs Applicant and Grant holder handbook

Guidance for existing Grant holders

Data and reports

Analysis of our funding schemes, including data from our portfolio, researchfish®, and diversity data for NC3Rs applicants and awardees.


Innovation Platform

Turning great ideas into products and services to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals.

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