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CARE training grants

CARE is offering grants of €500 each to support training in the context of the implementation of the European Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.

CARE grants

Two different types of training grant are available:

  • - Grants for animal research support staff: the aim of these grants is to fund support staff working with animals who wish to travel to another facility for training. 
  • - Grants for academic institutions: these grants should be used to invite experts to come to an institution in order to train that institution's animal research support staff.
  • Training should be focused on the 3Rs (replacement, refinement, reduction). Recipients will be asked to complete their training in the second half of 2020 - this may be adjusted depending on the international situation later in the year. 


  • The 2020 call for applications is now open! Applications should be submitted by 31 May 2020. Awardees will be announced following the application deadline. 
    • How to apply
  • You will be asked to provide various supporting documents when completing your application.
  • In order to finalise your application for a grant for animal research support staff, you will need to provide:
  • - CV information about the applicant
  • - Information on the planned training
  • - A short motivational statement
  • - A signed supporting statement (max. one page) from your Principal Investigator
  • - Your PI's FENS member ID
  • If you are applying for a grant for academic institutions, you will need to provide:
  • - Information about the PI submitting the application including FENS member ID
  • - CV of the expert to be invited
  • - Information on the planned training
  • - A short motivational statement
  • Click here to submit your application! 
    • Previous grants
  • The first CARE grants were awarded in 2019. The following four applicants received travel grants enabling them to complete training across Europe:

  • - Miloš Ćućko
  • - Goran Djmura
  • - Dominika Jakubecová
  • - Łukasz Szumiec
  • For further information about CARE training grants, please contact