Passionate about having a career that will improve science while protecting animals but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! There are many opportunities for early-career scientists (including master’s or PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and new researchers) to gain knowledge, hands-on training, and funding for research in non-animal toxicity testing, including in vitro and in silico methods.
There are job and internship opportunities at many organisations that focus only on in vitro or in silico research as well as openings within large companies that have in vitro and in silico departments. If you’re interested in learning more about science internships available in your field, please contact us at [email protected].
Numerous travel awards are offered each year to attend scientific workshops and conferences around the world, covering expenses such as airfare, hotel accommodation, and registration.
- PETA Science Consortium International e.V. travel awards, including an Early-Career Scientist Award to attend the Institute for In Vitro Sciences Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop.
- Many scientific conferences, such as the ESTIV congress, the EUROTOX congress, the EUSAAT congress, the International Workshop on (Q)SARs in Environmental and Health Sciences, the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, and the World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences offer travel awards, which can be found by visiting their websites.
Grants provided by government agencies, companies, and other organisations are a great way to secure funding for research involving the development and promotion of non-animal methods that may not be available at your institution. [Note: some of the grants listed below may not be currently available but are offered on a continuing basis. Be sure to check the websites later for new deadlines].
- Alternatives Research & Development Foundation grants
- Colgate-Palmolive Award for Student Research Training in Alternative Methods
- Colgate-Palmolive Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in In Vitro Toxicology
- The Dan David Prize scholarships
- ECETOC Science Awards
- Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
- International Foundation for Ethical Research Graduate Student Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science
- Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) grants and awards such as the Next Generation Humane Science Award and the 2021 Reduction and Refinement Award
- The Lush Prize Young Researcher Prize
- SETAC/Procter & Gamble Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science
- Society of Toxicology Computational Toxicology Specialty Section Yves Alarie Diversity Award for Trainees and Young Investigators
- Society of Toxicology In Vitro and Alternative Methods Specialty Section Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Awards
- Society of Toxicology Sustainable Chemicals through Contemporary Toxicology Specialty Section Best Abstract Graduate Student Award
- UCLA Law School Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program
- The Science Consortium lists free online webinars hosted by the Science Consortium and others on non-animal methods
- Altertox Academy
- CAAT online courses
- European Commission’s Joint Research Centre Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches in Science
- Institute for In Vitro Sciences Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology Workshop
- Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine New Approach Methodology (NAM) Use for Regulatory Application (NURA)
- US Environmental Protection Agency’s Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice webinars
- Many scientific conferences offer hands-on training via satellite meetings. Check conference websites for more details.
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