Guidelines on How to Apply for Funding
The activity to be funded must focus on education and/or training in laboratory animal science, medicine, technology and welfare. Individual applicants are expected to demonstrate that they are involved in laboratory animal science, in a bona fide research institute.
A follow-up report of the funded activity / project will be required.
Individual funding to attend training courses
- Courses intended to attend must be accredited or recognized by a relevant body (e.g. FELASA, Competent Authority, etc.).
- The application must make clear how the applicant will convey information to peers in his/her own institution or geographical area.
- A letter(s) of recommendation from the Head of the applicant’s Institute (or equivalent) is required.
- LAL does not normally fund attendance at scientific meetings or conferences, either as a delegate or a speaker. Consideration may be given, however, from applicants from developing countries, where the meeting/conference provides a clear training opportunity, and the applicant is in a training role in his/her own institution.
- LAL does not fund an individual’s research project.
Organization of events and conferences
- Applications from Subscribing Associations (e.g. for funding annual conferences) will generally be given priority.
- LAL funds scientific sessions, rather than speakers’ travel expenses. Exceptions may be made for international speakers with expertise in a specific topic.
- A detailed budget including all expected income and expenses is required, including whether other sources of funding are being sought
- A draft programme is required.
- As a charity, LAL will not normally fund events/conferences that are expected to make a profit.
- LAL must be acknowledged in the programme and proceedings, and at the scientific session(s) funded by LAL. Where appropriate, free space for the LAL display booth/stand should be made available.
Funding for other projects
- Applications from Subscribing Associations (e.g. translations of key publications) will generally be given priority.
- Projects likely to reach a wide audience will be given priority.
Training courses in developing countries
The following information is required:
- The CV and a description of the credentials of the individual organising the event.
- A letter of support from a senior figure (e.g. Department Head) in the Organisation/Institution where the event is being held.
- A detailed budget, including any financial or other support offered by the Organisation/Institution.
- Details of the course dates, venue and timetable.
- Description of facilities available.
- Qualifications of local speakers.
- Details of the Ethical Review of the use of animals in the training proposal at the Institution where the event is being held.
- Target group and expected number of attendees.
- Means and venues of advertising course.
- Intention of continuing to offer this course in the future.