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The Research Safety & Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA) is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 3Rs funding opportunity, provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities. The VCR is once again offering up to $20,000 for the current award cycle.

Aim of Award: The aim of the program is to promote and support pilot studies designed to replace the use of animals in research, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved (the “3Rs”).

Criteria for Award: Applications will be evaluated for scientific merit, budget appropriateness, and relevancy to 3Rs.

Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2021

For more information and to submit an application, visit the 3Rs grant page at

For additional questions about the program, contact RSAWA at 310-206-6308 or