02.08.2017 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Applications open for prize about alternative methods of animal use in research activities

The “MCTIC Prize for Alternative Methods" promotes the reduction of animal use in research, and, when possible, their replacement. Applications must be done by 20/10/2017.

Graduate students and professionals working in alternative methods to animal testing in research and learning activities can apply for The MCTIC Prize for Alternative Methods. This is an initiative from the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC), and has the goal of revealing talents, boosting scientific research, technological development and innovation in the animal testing field.

Applications to the MCTIC Prize for Alternative Methods must be submitted by October 20th, on the National Alternative Methods Network (Renama), where rules and other information can be found. The initiative has institutional support from the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the cooperation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Brazil and the sponsoring of the Boticário Group.

Divided in two categories – Academic Production and Technological & Innovation Development – the prize will grant R$15 thousand to the winners of each category. All propositions must be aligned with the 3R principles (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) for technological development and innovation. 

More information in Portuguese only.

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