Further advancing promising research focused on improving the lives of all equines, The Foundation for the Horse today announced the availability of new Innovation and Discovery Research Grants. Each of the next three years, a minimum of two projects will be awarded up to $50,000 each. These new grants are made possible by a generous gift from Mrs. Penelope Knight and her Coyote Rock Ranch to seed the program and further expand The Foundation’s research footprint.
Individuals with a background in equine research and a previous record of research publication are encouraged to submit proposals focused on areas of equine medicine that will improve the science needed to elevate the health and welfare of the horse.
“We are grateful to Mrs. Knight and the team at Coyote Rock Ranch for their continued support of The Foundation, and now into the area of innovation and discovery,” said Anthony Blikslager, DVM, Ph.D., DACVS, Foundation Research Working Group Chair. “Having the funds to move to this next level of support for established researchers is part of our strategic plan, and this gift allows us to begin this important phase of research funding quicker.”
While all topics will be considered for funding, particular interests include musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and endocrine disease. Lameness, laminitis, colic, and development of diagnostic technology are areas considered to be important and in need of investigation. Although not a requirement for funding, selected investigators will be strongly encouraged to publish their results in a refereed journal and/or submit abstracts for presentation at the American Association of Equine Practitioners annual convention.
Grant proposals must be received by August 1, 2022. Additional information, including application instructions, requirements, and selection criteria, is available at https://www.foundationforthehorse.org/innovation-discovery-research-grants/.