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Instructions Concerning Project Outlines
If you are planning to submit an application for funding of a research project please read the Guidelines for awarding of research grants and follow the steps mentioned below:
- Send in an outline of your project by 1 May at the latest.
- Submit the application for funding of the research project only if asked to do so by the Foundation.
To submit the project outline, follow the instructions given below:
Fill in the Form for Project Outline as a *.doc file:
Name of the project manager and address for correspondence, name of research institution involved, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address.
Title of the research project plus key-words.
Brief description of the project in straightforward terms for readers without any specialised knowledge, avoiding unnecessary technical terms (maximum 100 words).
Duration of project in years, planned start and completion.
Estimated salaries for staff and detailed overall costs = research funding.
Significance of the project for animal protection in relation to the 3R principles:
- reduction in animal experimentation;
- refining experimental methods involving live animals;
- replacing live animals in experimental methods.
Implementation of results in practice
- possibilities and limitations of how the knowledge gained can be applied;
possible impact on legislation and the issuing of permits for animal experimentation in Switzerland.
Names of external experts to whom your application should not be submitted for review.
Indication of any other funding available or applications for funding for the project or for parts thereof.
List of enclosures (CV, references, publications).
Outline of the Project
on additional, numbered sheets with headings (Arial 10 or Times Roman 11).
The project outline including the form should not exceed 5 pages, excluding enclosures.
Aims and problems (max ½ page).
Scientific background (only required for applications for funding).
Use of living vertebrates (only required for applications for funding).
Methods, brief information (max. ¼ page).
Research plan for the whole project.
Milestones: intermediate and final targets to be aimed at.
Staff requirements (details required only for applications for funding).
Personnel costs (details required only for applications for funding).
Equipment available (details required only for applications for funding).
Expenditure on consumables (details required only for applications for funding).
Expenditure on durable purchases (details required only for applications for funding).
- An up-to-date list of publications (covering the previous 5 years, no conference papers);
CV indicating scientific career (shortened version if possible);
- max. three publications that help to understand the application (in pdf format by e- mail).
Send your project outline by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- the form as a *.doc file;
- other documents as *.doc or pdf files
plus two copies, one bound and the other with loose-leaf, numbered pages that can be photocopied, to:
3R Research Foundation, P.O. 1372, CH-3110 Münsingen.
Applications from researchers working outside Switzerland will be considered only in exceptional cases. They must show that they have links with an institution in Switzerland or with a researcher in Switzerland.
Further information may be obtained from our Scientific Advisor.