New call on ‘Innovative Systems Toxicology for Alternatives to Animal Testing’ (InnoSysTox)

ZonMw, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and Projektträger Jülich together are launching a new call on ‘Innovative Systems Toxicology for Alternatives to Animal Testing’, in short InnoSysTox. In the Netherlands this joint call is part of the ZonMw More Knowledge with Fewer Animals programme (MKMD).

Aim of the joint call:

  • Development of innovative systems-biology-based 3R methods in toxicology, and/or
  • Application of new and existing systems-biology-based 3R methods in toxicology

Who is eligible to apply?

For the Netherlands the call is open to researchers in the public and private sectors. Dutch research institutes include the research universities, universities of applied science (HBO), University Medical Centres, institutes of the NWO and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and TNO. Dutch research institutes must meet the following criteria:

  • the institute must be based in the Netherlands;
  • the institute must be tasked with conducting independent research;
  • the institute must be not-for-profit;
  • researchers must be free to publish in the international academic literature.

Funding across borders is not permitted.

For Germany, please read the information on the ZonMw website.

Sums available

A total budget of up to M€2.9 is available for the call. ZonMw will contribute up to M€1.4 of this sum and will allocate grants to the Dutch groups. BMBF will contribute up to M€1.5 and allocate grants to the German groups.

Each joint project consortium may apply for:

  • a maximum budget of k€750;
  • a joint project timescale of a maximum of three years.

More information

More detailed information about this joint call, can be found through the ZonMw website. A partnering tool is available through the Projektträger Jülich website. All applications must be submitted via the ZonMw website. The application deadline is Tuesday December 16th 2014, 15:00h.

If you have any questions, please contact the staff of the More Knowledge with Fewer Animals programme at MKMD@zonmw.nl.