Charting an Ethical Course to Better Science
Charting an Ethical Course to Better Science
For Students
An IFER grant is the next step in your quest for ethical scientific advancement.

For Donors
Your investment in IFER will pay huge dividends in the form of better, more humane science.

Who We Are

The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) supports the development, validation and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing and education.

IFER bridges the gap between the ethical concerns of people who oppose the suffering of animals and the concerns of scientists who recognize the limitations of other species to model human diseases and to predict what is safe and effective for people. IFER invests in opportunities that are inspired by the potential of 21st century technologies and provides incentives to researchers to pursue answers to today’s questions in science without causing harm to animals.

The International Foundation for Ethical Research is charting a new course toward better, more ethical science.

Erica Warkus
"If there is funding available for academic researchers to work on alternative model systems, then scientists will develop new, more ethical and effective non-animal models….By supporting young scientists who want to reduce animal usage, IFER is helping to prepare the next generation of researchers to make fundamental changes in the way research is done."

Erica Warkus
Former IFER Fellowship Recipient
Graduate Student at the University of Hawaii