Study visit: Joint Research Centre Summer School on Non-Animal Approaches in Science

Location: Italy

Dates: 15/01/2019

Number of participants: 120

Participating countries: Ispra, Italy


Apply here: Application form

Deadline to apply: 15/01/2019

Costs: The course is free of charge, however, participants need to cover their travel, accommodation and daily subsistence costs.
A limited numbers of travel grants will be offered by some organisations. More details will be sent to the selected participants.

Organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the aim of the Summer School is to share knowledge and experience on the latest non-animal approaches used in research and testing including in vitro methods and computational modelling.
In addition, the intention is to explore the role of the Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal experiments) in science today through discussion and debate.


Who can apply
Masters students, PhD students, or early-career scientists (max. 4 years after master) active in fields related to toxicology, biomedical research, alternative methods, exposure science, or risk assessment.
The maximum number of participants is 120.


The school will focus on non-animal methods and technologies and the opportunities and challenges associated with their application in various fields such as regulatory toxicology and biomedical research.
The programme combine lectures from experts in the field with plenty of interactive sessions to encourage an exchange of views and facilitate networking among participants.
A visit to the EURL ECVAM laboratory is also planned.
Participants will be asked to present a poster describing their own studies, interests or work area related to the topics of the Summer School. Some of the poster abstracts will be selected for flash oral presentations.
The official language of the course is English.


How to apply
Applicants need to submit

  1. A motivation letter, including the name and contact details of a professional reference (a reference letter is not requested)
  2. A short CV using the template provided: Microsoft Office document icon CV template JRC for Summer School 2019
  3. A poster abstract (max 250 words) using the template provided: Microsoft Office document icon Abstract template for JRC summer school 2019
  4. to: by 15 January 2019.