Call for Research Proposals

Marylin Principe mprincip at
Thu Jan 30 15:44:13 EST 2003


CAAT Grants Program for the Period 2004-2005

The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is 
soliciting projects in the following areas:  

Refinement:  maximum grant amount is $25,000 per year.  These grants 
should focus specifically on the issues of alleviating pain and/or distres=
s in 
laboratory protocols.  These studies should focus on the development of 
better methods for pain assessment, alleviation, elimination and/or 
prevention of pain in animal experiments.  

Developmental Toxicology:  maximum grant amount is $40,000 per year. 
The Center is interested in grants focusing in either Developmental 
NEUROtoxicology or Developmental IMMUNOtoxicology.  The focus should 
be on basic mechanisms relevant to development of methods for use in 
assessing the developmental neuro- or immunotoxicity of chemicals. These 
studies can be either in vitro or involving species such as c. elegans or 
zebrafish. Whole-animal, mammalian studies in the developmental 
toxicology studies are not appropriate.  

To apply for such a grant, complete the preproposal form at: 
<> and return so 
that the submission reaches us no later than March 15th, 2003.  The form 
may be returned via mail, fax or e-mail.  

=B7	Mailing address:  CAAT Grants Coordinator, 111 Market Place, Suite 
840, Baltimore, MD 21202-6709 =B7	Fax number:  410-223-1603 =B7	E-mail 
address: caat at <mailto:caat at>  

No other materials are required for this stage of the application process.=

Applicants whose proposals meet the goals of the CAAT Grants Program 
will be invited to submit a complete grant application package.  All 
responses will be forwarded by e-mail or U.S. mail.  No telephone 
responses will be given.  

CAAT Vision / Mission Statement: 
 =B7	To be a leading force in the development and use of reduction, 
refinement and replacement alternatives* in research, testing and educatio=
to protect and enhance the health of the public.  

 =B7	Promote and support research in the development of in vitro and other=
alternative techniques.
 =B7	Serve as a forum to foster discussion among diverse groups leading to=
creative approaches to facilitate acceptance and implementation of 
 =B7	Provide reliable information on the science, philosophy and public 
policy of alternatives to academia, government, industry and the general 
 =B7	Educate and train in the application of alternatives.  

*Alternatives are defined as new methods that refine existing tests by 
minimizing animal distress, reduce animal usage, or replace whole animal 


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