NAVS is proud of the investment we make in promoting the value of humane science and supporting the development of scientific techniques that can reduce, and possibly replace, the use of animals in experimentation.
Each year, thanks to your generosity and commitment to advancing science without harming animals, we award a grant to the International Foundation of Ethical Research (IFER) to fund Graduate Student Fellowships for the next generation of researchers who are developing and using human-relevant methodologies that can spare animal suffering.
IFER was founded by NAVS nearly thirty years ago to support student scientists developing alternatives to the use of animals in biomedical research, safety testing and education. Since that time, we have been able to provide funding for a wide range of exciting, innovative research projects, supporting scientists working in diverse areas of research, including Parkinson’s disease, cancer, intestinal inflammation, toxicity testing and many others.
Fellowship recipients are chosen by IFER’s Scientific Advisory Board. Projects are selected for their scientific merit as well as for the likely impact the research will have on the reduction, refinement or replacement of animal use. Through this rigorous selection process, the best and brightest students who share our vision of promoting humane scientific advancement through the use of alternatives to animal experimentation have been selected as Graduate Student Fellows.
We invite you to learn more about the cutting-edge research we are funding this year. Fellowships have been awarded to fund three new graduate student projects, the renewal of three previously-awarded fellowships and an IFER Special Merit Award during the 2016-2017 grant cycle. Please visit the NAVS website to see and hear from the graduate students who are developing human-relevant methodologies that will replace animal experiments.
Our ability to support outstanding graduate students dedicated to developing animal-free alternatives is limited only by our available funding. Please consider making a donation today to help NAVS and IFER continue funding smarter, human-relevant science that does not harm animals, and to enable us to fund even more fellowships during our next grant cycle.
Pictured: IFER Graduate Fellowship recipient Woojung Shin, University of Texas at Austin