Targeted Calls

3R Doctorate Programme

Refinement Grant

Knowledge Transfer

Timeline of Current and Upcoming Funding Opportunities


During this current funding period (2021-2024), the 3RCC will launch several calls to promote the advancement of 3Rs in Switzerland. We will provide more information on the different programmes over the coming months.

3Rs Doctorate Programme (Complete)
With its 3Rs Doctorate Programme the centre wants to encourage a new generation of researchers to put new methods into active practice and disseminate them, thereby advancing the application of the 3Rs principle. The next call for Doctorate funding will likely open early 2025.

Targeted Project Calls (2021, 2022 Complete | 2023 Ongoing | No call for 2024)
The most recent call focusses on new strategies for better management of surplus animals. In 2022, the call focused around furthering implementation of interesting, promising and scientifically established 3Rs-related approaches into effective practice. The 2021 call aimed to provide an integrated 3Rs-alternative approach for specific high-severity animal models.

Refinement Grants (2022, 2023 Complete | No call for 2024)
The centre is also offering Refinement Grants of up to CHF 20,000 to promote training and dissemination of already existing refinement approaches and to encourage development of further refinement approaches.

Knowledge Transfer Grants (2022 Complete | 2024 currently open, deadline 1st of June, 2024)
Through Knowledge Transfer Grants younger researchers may apply for funding of a short-term stay with another national or international research group to learn a novel 3Rs approach and implement it at their home institution.

Open 3Rs Science (In Preparation)
We are currently exploring options on how to support researchers and encourage the uptake of Open Science principles. An event is currently planned for June 2024. We hope to announce further details soon!

Visit our Funded Projects for more information on the projects we have funded.

Each specific call will have its own set of eligibility criteria, application forms, review forms, and guidance.
For the most general information on our funding process, see our regulations (latest version from 2018; and in revision)