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NEW – Public engagement funding for NC3Rs-funded researchers

NC3Rs launches funding scheme to support public engagement. Small grants of up to £1000 are available to support NC3Rs-funded researchers to communicate their research to the public. NC3Rs-funded researchers will now be able to apply for additional funds to support activities which engage the public with their 3Rs research.

Grants of up to £1000 are offered through the Public Engagement Small Awards Scheme, which has been launched today as part of activities to mark the NC3Rs ten-year anniversary. The scheme aims to encourage and support any UK-based researcher who has received funding from the NC3Rs to talk about their work with their public, discussing its impacts on science, society and animals.

Recent research has shown that around 50% of the public want to find out more about research into alternative approaches to using animals in science (Ipsos MORI, 2012). The NC3Rs has committed over £40 million for research and technology development since its launch in 2004, and aims to use the ten-year anniversary as a platform to further communicate the UK’s advances in the 3Rs to the wider public.

Full details about the scheme can be found at

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