Sponsored by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)
The New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS), a national nonprofit located in Boston dedicated to promoting alternatives to research and testing on animals, is currently accepting applications for a $40,000 postdoctoral fellowship grant for a woman interested in and committed to developing, validating, or using non-animal alternatives in the investigation of women’s health or sex differences.
2014-15 Fellow Serom Lee developed research on a crucial missing piece to current methods in skin allergen testing. At this time there is no standalone non-animal test to determine whether products may cause skin allergic responses. During her fellowship, Serom worked on developing a microchip using human cells to more accurately and efficiently predict allergy responses. Her microfluidic device technology could ultimately serve as a standalone skin allergy response indicator for chemicals and products, with the potential to spare millions of animal lives, enhance efforts to end animal testing, and help women who are twice as likely as men to suffer allergic contact dermatitis. Read more.
Interested applicants will need to provide a cover letter explaining their interest in non-animal research methods in women’s health and/or sex differences and their career goals, a CV and recommendations, and a research proposal including information regarding the scope of their research, among other items. A fellow is selected based on the greatest future impact of their research as well as experience and commitment to alternatives to animal research
Applications are due by December 15, 2014. Citizens/residents of any country may apply.
The full program and application description can be found here: