By installing a BCLAS Fund in honour of Jean René Maisin, BCLAS aims to offer funding for projects from Belgian institutes with an obvious link with the BCLAS mission to promote the replacement, reduction and refinement of laboratory animal use by driving reflexion, sharing information, providing education and support to the scientific community, authorities and public, in order to lead to an ethical, responsible and qualitative research enabling further improvement in human & animal health.
For this purpose BCLAS will make available an amount of 10,000 EUR every two years. This amount can either be awarded to one project or divided over several projects.
Applicants can request for funding by sending the completed Application Form (Project Application Form JRMaisin 2019 - Final_20190517) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st of October 2019. By submitting a project the winning applicant(s) agree to communicate the results of their project by giving a presentation during the BCLAS symposium.
All submitted applications will be reviewed by a commission (a panel composed of BCLAS members) using a set of predefined assessment criteria. If a commission member is involved in one of the submitted projects, this member will not take part in the selection procedure to avoid any conflict of interest.
The commission is to propose to the BCLAS board which project(s) should be selected. The Board will make the final decision by 1st of December 2019 in order to be able to make available the funding by 2nd of January 2020.