The NC3Rs will soon be launching their new funding scheme priority area for 2019.
The 2019 funding highlight notice will be aimed at encouraging greater use of non-mammalian model organisms for 3Rs purposes, and it will run across all of their response mode funding schemes. They will be launching the highlight notice at a forthcoming workshop in central London on 4 September. The workshop will be a great opportunity to hear about the scientific and 3Rs applications of non-mammalian model organisms, learn more about the highlight notice and how to submit a competitive application to the NC3Rs, showcase relevant research and meet new potential partners to submit a grant application with.
The non-mammalian model organisms considered within remit of the highlight notice are:
- Nematodes, e.g. C. elegans
- Galleria mellonella
- Zebrafish embryos and larvae (prior to protection under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, less than 5 days post-fertilisation (dpf))