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Call for Proposals

GRANTS PROGRAM FOR THE PERIOD 2018-2019 DEADLINE: April 21, 2017

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is soliciting projects that focus on the implementation of the NAS Report: Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy in the following areas:

  • Proposals Relating to Toxicology: Maximum grant amount is $40,000 for up to 2 years. The objective should be to significantly reduce or replace laboratory animals. Projects should be developed to provide mechanistic understanding of in vitro responses to toxicants in human cells.  Consideration should be given to the translation of this new method to evaluate/predict health outcomes. 

CAAT Vision

  • To be the leading force in the development and use of reduction, refinement, and replacement alternatives* in research, testing, and education to protect and enhance the health of the public.

CAAT Mission

  • Promote and support research in the development of in vitro and other alternative techniques.
  • Serve as a forum to foster discussion among diverse groups leading to creative approaches to facilitate acceptance and implementation of alternatives.
  • Provide reliable information on the science, philosophy, and public policy of alternatives to academia, government, industry, and the general public.
  • Educate and train in the application of alternatives.

*Alternatives are defined as new methods that refine existing tests by minimizing animal pain or distress, reduce animal usage, or replace whole animal tests.

To submit, please use the Preproposal Form.

To apply for a CAAT grant, complete the preproposal form here and return so that the submission reaches us no later than April 21, 2017. The form may be returned via e-mail.

No other materials are required for this stage of the application process. ONLY ABSTRACTS USING THE APPROPRIATE FORMAT WILL BE REVIEWED. See the Preproposal Form for details and to submit.

Applicants whose proposals get selected will be invited to submit a complete grant application package. All responses will be forwarded by e-mail. No telephone responses will be given.

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