Projects funded by the Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments

The fund awarded the first grants in 1971 and since then, more than 500 funding applications have been accepted.  The total sum awarded in grants per year varies between 750 000 and 2 million SEK (80 000-210 000 Euro).

Use meny on the left for information about projects funded in recent years.

Last date to apply for funding new projects in 2015 will be in early September.
Information in Swedish about how to apply for funding is available here »
Please note that grants are almost exclusively awarded to projects in Sweden and/or international projects including a Swedish partner. Other international projects that may have an inpact on the Swedish research community, legislation or education may also be considered for funding.  Information about how to apply is only avalable in Swedish. The application form has to be completed in Swedish.

Over the years the Swedish Fund for Research without Animal Experiments has supported and promoted alternatives in both basic and applied research in various areas, including work on diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Successful projects supported by the Fund include development of new methods for the production of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies and for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, as well as basic research concerning problem in cell biology and cell culture. The Fund has also supported the development of computer simulation systems.

Toxicology has been one of the major areas funded through the years, and the Fund was one of the main sponsors of the MEIC (Multicenter Evaluation of In Vitro Cytotoxicity) study and was involved in the follow project ACuteTox, which recieved the major part of its funding from the EU. The Fund is a regular sponsor of the annual workshops of the Scandinavian Society of Cell Toxicology, SSCT .

The Swedish Fund for Research without Animal Experiments has, during its history, also given grants for training of laboratory personnel and for courses in replacement alternatives at university level. Information projects supported by the fund include the NORINA database on alternatives in education, InterNICHE and the EURCA (European resource centre on Alternatives in Education).

Social sciences projects have also received some limited funding, including the support of an investigation of attitudes toward animal in the medical sections of a selection of Swedish newspapers. Other areas that may get funding are research on attitudes to animals, the influence of economics on animal experiments and non-animal alternatives and the implementation process for 3Rs.

Senast uppdaterad: 24 februari 2015