In July 2018, the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC) launched 2 biennial awards to celebrate achievement in the development and implementation of the Three Rs.
The Three Rs are considered the guiding principles for animal research, testing, and teaching. They are:
REPLACEMENT – Replacing animals with non-animal alternatives.
REDUCTION – Using as few animals as necessary.
REFINEMENT – The way experiments are carried out should be refined to reduce pain or suffering as much as possible, for example, by using painkillers, or the most advanced scientific methods.
Applications for the Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield Three Rs implementation award closed on 5 October 2018. However, the deadline for grant has been extended.
On offer (to an individual, group or institution within New Zealand) is a $50,000 research grant, which will provide funding for research specifically targeted at developing ways to replace, reduce, or refine the use of animals in research, testing, and teaching.
Applications for the Aotearoa New Zealand John Schofield Three Rs implementation close on 14 April 2019.
To apply, visit the MPI website