PROJECTS FUNDED BY THE SWEDISH FUND
Since 1971, more than 500 applications for funding have been accepted, totalling more than 30 million SEK in research grants. The total sum awarded in grants per year varies between 750 000 and 1,5 million SEK (80 000-160 000 Euro).
Use meny on the left for information about projects funded in recent years.
Over the years the Swedish Fund for Research without Animal Experiments has supported and promoted alternatives in both basic and applied research in various areas, including work on diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Successful projects supported by the Fund include development of new methods for the production of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies and for the diagnosis of certain illnesses, and basic research concerning problem in cell biology and cell culture. The Fund has also supported the development of computer simulation systems. Toxicology is one of the major areas to get funding.
The Swedish Fund for Research without Animal Experiments was one of the main sponsors of the MEIC (Multicenter Evaluation of In Vitro Cytotoxicity) study and is now involved in the follow up EU funded project ACuteTox
The Swedish Fund for Research without Animal Experiments has also given grants for training of laboratory personnel and courses in alternatives at university level. Information projects supported by the fund include the NORINA database on alternatives in education, InterNICHE and the EURCA (European resource centre on Alternatives in Education) and the Fund is a regular sponsor of the annual workshops of the Scandinavian Society of Cell Toxicology, SSCT .
Social sciences projects have also received some sponsoring, including an investigation of attitudes toward animal in medical journalism in a selection of Swedish newspapers. Other areas that may get funding are research on attitudes to animals, the influence of economics on animal experiments and alternatives and the implementation process for alternatives.
Information in Swedish about how to apply for funding is available here >>
Please note that grants are almost exclusively awarded to projects in Sweden and/or international projects including a Swedish partner. Informaion about how to apply is only avalable in Swedish. The application form has to be completed in Swedish.