Grants for Laboratory Animal Science: Small Grants

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Grant amount: Up to US $7,500

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2019 9:59pm PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Working Professional

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The AALAS Grants for Laboratory Animal Science (GLAS) program, established in 2006, promotes the enhancement of scientific knowledge in laboratory animal science (LAS) through research. Examples of research interest are:

  • environmental conditions
  • housing and enrichment
  • pain and distress
  • health and welfare
  • euthanasia; and
  • advancements in animal care and use

 AALAS adheres to the principles and guidelines advanced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which urge a “strict application of the scientific method to ensure robust and unbiased experimental design, methodology, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results.”

The completion of one aim in a GLAS study cannot be contingent on completing other aims in the same grant application. Aims may be complementary. The biological variable of sex should be factored into GLAS studies, where appropriate.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Small Grants are awarded for research proposals that:
    • answer a compelling scientific question but require only a small scale study;
    • provide pilot data for future funding proposals;
    • are proof-of-principle studies; or,
    • generate data that will likely guide management or technical practices within the animal facility.
  • There is no geographical restriction with regard to the investigators or the institution.
  • International submissions will be considered.
  • Consulting fees, e.g., for statisticians are acceptable.
  • Individuals who are new to research or are first-time grant applicants are encouraged to seek a mentor to guide them in preparing the application and conducting the study, if a grant is awarded.
  • Individuals who are new to exploring issues of laboratory animal welfare are encouraged to involve an animal resource professional in development of the proposal.

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. Current AALAS members are invited to apply to the GLAS program. The principal investigator (PI) must be an AALAS member, but co-investigators are not required to be AALAS members.


  • Highly innovative proposals are encouraged.
  • Collaboration with the broader scientific community is encouraged.


  • Small Grants do not cover costs for salaries, facilities, equipment, or travel.
  • Please note the GLAS program does not fund indirect/overhead expenses
  • Funding is not intended to support development of commercial products or services.