Early career scientists who have registered and been accepted for the 2019 European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) Summer School “Non-Animal Approaches in Science: Challenges and Future Directions” are eligible to apply to the Human Toxicology Project (HTP) for financial support up to US $1,000 for travel and accommodation costs.


Early career scientists between the ages of 18 and 36 who have been accepted by the JRC into its 2019 summer school program “Non-Animal Approaches in Science: Challenges and Future Directions” are eligible.

Application deadlines

Applications must be submitted no later than midnight CET on 1 March 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by 25 March 2019.

How to apply

Applications should be sent via email to the attention of Dr Lindsay Marshall at lmarshall@hsi.org, and must include the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing the following:
  • Whether you are currently using animals in your research and how your attendance at the summer school is likely to affect this
  • Why you are attending the summer school and how your attendance will help you to reduce and replace animal testing in your research
  • Your future career goals and how attendance at the summer school will help you to achieve these
  • How you will share the methods and approaches learned at the summer school with other scientists
  1. Your current CV, using the template required for applying to the summer school, available here
  2. A copy of the abstract you submitted to the summer school
  3. Proof of acceptance into the summer school

Applications will be evaluated based on evidence of their dedication and ability to advance non-animal methods in basic science.

Sponsorship conditions

  • The HTP will reimburse the cost of economy-class travel to Ispra, Italy and hotel accommodations during the dates of the summer school. The HTP will not reimburse first-, business- or premium-economy class travel, meals, beverages, gratuities, incidentals, taxis, optional excursions, personal expenses, travel insurance, or expense claims not supported by a receipt from a registered hotel or transport provider. Each sponsored attendee is responsible for obtaining and paying for any documents required to travel.
  • Sponsored attendees will be responsible for booking their own travel and accommodations.
  • Any expenses incurred beyond the maximum $1,000 bursary shall be the exclusive responsibility of the sponsored attendee and shall not be eligible for reimbursement by the HTP.
  • Sponsored attendees should request reimbursement from HTP electronically via lmarshall@hsi.org. Requests must include an itemized invoice for not more than one-thousand United States Dollars ($1,000.00), scanned receipts for all expenses being claimed, proof of participation at all four days of the summer school, and a completed wire transfer form with full electronic banking details. Please note that additional accounting paperwork may be required.
  • At the time of invoicing, sponsored attendees are required to send the HTP (via lmarshall@hsi.org) a high-quality photo of themselves from the 2019 JRC Summer School, a quote acknowledging HTP sponsorship, and their authorization for the HTP to publish their quote and image online, including without limitation on the HTP website, LinkedIn profile, Twitter profile and other social media accounts.