The Foundation for the Horse is accepting research grant proposals from up-and-coming equine researchers, including AAEP-member graduate students, fellows, and residents, for up to $20,000 in funding for the study of key diseases and disorders affecting equine health. In the program’s first three years, The Foundation has awarded a cumulative $326,398 to fund 17 projects at seven universities and institutions in support of exceptional science conducted by 15 emerging researchers.
Pressing research topics and areas of special interest include musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and metabolic disease; laminitis; factors to improve racing safety; and development of innovative technologies. However, research applications on any topic will be considered for funding, and all investigators are encouraged to apply.
Pilot studies or preliminary studies that are part of a major study or which will lead to a major project are of particular interest; small stand-alone projects will also be considered.
Grant proposals must be received by June 8. Additional information, including application instructions, requirements, and selection criteria, is available at foundationforthehorse.org/graduate-student-fellow-resident-research-grants.
About The Foundation for the Horse
Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and help for Horses at Risk. Governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders, The Foundation in 2021 awarded over $1 million in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit foundationforthehorse.org.