ICLAS Visiting Grant for Professional Development in LAS in Europe

This Grant is available to individuals from European countries/areas in the process of developing modern standards of animal care and use. The objective of the grants is to acquire new knowledge and/or technical competences in the care and use of laboratory animals. This can be achieved in one of the host institutions proposed by ICLAS or in an institution proposed by the applicant.

Deadline for the 2023 applications is March 1st, 2023. See the Call for Applicants below.

Grants can be awarded to three categories of roles, at least one award per year for each category:

  • Animal technician
  • Animal facility manager/animal welfare officer/veterinarian level
  • Animal user scientist

For Applicants 2023

For Host Institutions 2023

 For Sponsors 2023

The 2022 awardees and host institutions were as follows:

Anna Kuzmicheva, from Russia, has visited the Transgenic Animal Unit (CBATEG), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. See the report here.

Anna Rybakova, from Russia, will visit the Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CNB), Madrid, Spain.

The 2021 awardees and host institutions were as follows:

Some fellowships had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

Ksenia Petrova, from Russia, has visited the University Hospital of Lille, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Research, Lille, France.

Elena Pogorelaia, from Russia, will visit IDIBELL (Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge), Barcelona, Spain

Malan Štrbenc, from Slovenia, has visited visit IDIBELL (Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge), Barcelona, Spain. See the report here.

Argyro Zacharioudaki, from Greece, has visited Novo Nordisk A/S, Måløv, Denmark. See the report here.

The 2020 awardees and host institutions were as follows:

Some fellowships had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

Gabriela Dumitrita Stanciu, from Romania, has already visited the Faculty of Medicine, Sorbonne University, Paris. See the report here.

Kaja Blagotinšek Cokan, from Slovenia, will visit the Comparative Biology Centre, Medical School, Newcastle University.

Mariia Shepeliuk, from Russia, will visit the Trinity College, Dublin.


The 2018 and 2019 awardees and host institutions were as follows:

2019: Francesca Biondi from Italy visited IDIBELL in Barcelona, Spain. See Francesca´s report here.

2019: Gheorgita Isvoranu from Romania visited the University Hospital of Lille, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Research, Lille, France.

2019: Vasileios Ntafis from Greece visited the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research (IREC) – Universite Catholique de Louvain – UCLouvain.

2018: Thanks to the sponsorship from SAFE and Charles River Laboratories, Alexandra Paterek from Poland was awarded the 2018 Fellowship and visited the University Hospital of Lille, Faculty of Medicine in France. The report of this visit can be read here.



Sponsored by: 

CHARLES RIVER LABS

TECNIPLAST

JANVIER LABS

Institutions that currently have volunteered to serve as host institutions include:

  • The Transgenesis, Archiving and Distributions of Animal Models (TAAM) in France
  • The Institute Clinique de la Souris in France
  • IDIBELL in Spain
  • Laboratory Animal Facilities, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) in Greece
  • Faculty of Medicine, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • University Hospital of Lille, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Experimental Research, Lille, France
  • Transgenic Animal Unit, CBATEG, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • BSRC “Alexander Fleming”, and its Animal House, Vari, Greece
  • Comparative Biology Centre, Newcastle University , UK
  • Trinity College, Dublin

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