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 is now 2,7 million Swedish kronor (about 260 000 euro).

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

The call for applications for grants for 2022 will open in May and close in late June. Decisions are announced in December.  More information (in Swedish) here when the call is open »

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 impact on the Swedish research community, legislation or education may also be considered for funding.  The application form and instructions are in Swedish only, but the application can be completed in Swedish or English.

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 alzheimers disease, diabetes and cancer. Successful projects include development of new methods for the production of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies as well as basic research and development of tools, methologies and assays in cell biology, biotechnoligy and toxicology. The Fund has also supported the development of computer simulation systems, systems biology and in silico models for toxicology.

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 received 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: 11 februari 2021