American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR)

Since 1977, NEAVS’ sister organization AFAAR has provided funding in partnership with NEAVS to researchers worldwide to develop and validate alternatives to animal use in science. It was founded by Dr. Ethel Thurston, PhD. AFAAR's goal is to advance scientific methods that are more efficient, efficacious, and predictive of human responses than outdated and cruel animal experiments and testing.

Millions of animals suffer in scientific, biomedical, industrial, military, agricultural, cosmetic, and other areas of research, as well as in testing, science education, and training. Advances in science and technology make this suffering not only unnecessary, but attest to how flawed, limited, and oft times dangerous the use of animals for the purported benefit of human health is.

Applications now accepted

The American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research (AFAAR) and NEAVS offer a one-year, $40,000 postdoctoral fellowship grant (with possible renewal) to a woman committed to developing, validating, or using alternatives to animal methods in the investigation of women's health or sex differences. Visit the AFAAR website for more information on how to apply for the 2016-2017 grant.

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