Lord Dowding Fund for humane research


National Antivisection Society


The Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research awards grants to scientists for advanced medical and scientific research that does not use animals. Projects include different types of cancer, kidney research, safety testing, microsurgery, toxicity of dental fillings, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and programmes to replace the use of animals in teaching.

About LDF

About LDFThe objectives of the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research

Latest project news

Latest project newsThe LDF is currently funding the development of an innovative new model of the human airways, to be used for testing the toxicity of e-cigarettes.
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Research Without Animals

Research Without AnimalsNew Science: Our magazine outlines developments in research without animals.
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Applying for a Grant

Applying for a GrantThe Lord Dowding Fund provides grants for humane scientific and medical research.

Our mission

To support and fund better methods of scientific and medical research for testing products and curing disease, which replace the use of animals; to research and publish information to demonstrate that animal experiments are unnecessary and harmful.

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