Fellowship Announcement

The 2021 Application Cycle for Graduate Student Fellowships for Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science will open on January 1, 2021. Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM CST on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Our fellowships provide up to $12,500 annually in stipendiary support and supplies per year. The fellowships are renewable annually for up to three years. Continued funding is dependent on student progress and availability of funds.

Fellowships are awarded to those candidates enrolled in Master’s and Ph.D. programs in the sciences whose proposals show the greatest potential to reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in research, testing, and/or education.

Applicants must be beginning or beyond their 2nd year of graduate school as of September 2021.

IFER funds may not be used for institutional indirect costs (overhead).

The 2021 Application Cycle will open on January 1, 2021.

Please click here to begin the application process.
Woojung Shin
"I believe scientists who are working in biology, bioengineering, pharmacology and other relevant fields are aware of the limitations and ethical issues of using animal surrogates… I believe that the implementable pathway for achieving the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) can largely be explored by the scientists, where I am super proud of my current project in terms of the possibility to contribute to this trend."

Woojung Shin
Former IFER Fellowship Recipient
University of Texas at Austin