Boehringer Ingelheim Requests Equine Research Award Proposals

This year’s topic is respiratory disease research, with a due date of Sept. 15.

Boehringer Ingelheim is accepting proposals for the 2021 Advancement in Equine Research Awards for Equine Respiratory Disease Research.

“Boehringer Ingelheim acknowledges the importance of promoting equine research to be able to continue to advocate and provide future resources for horses’ well-being and overall health,” said Steve Grubbs, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, equine technical manager for Boehringer Ingelheim.

“As we begin our 11th year of equine research awards, we will continue to focus on the evolving need of research for equine infectious respiratory disease and equine asthma syndrome,” he added. “Previous award recipients have made great strides in the equine asthma space providing breakthroughs to improve equine health, and we wish to continue this research by accepting proposals regarding this topic from both public and private researchers.”

Veterinarians, diagnosticians, and public and private researchers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico are eligible to submit proposals for research programs that help advance the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of equine disease. Boehringer Ingelheim will present five separate $15,000 awards focused on two specific disease topics.

Proposals must address one of the two following focus areas for consideration:

  • Equine Infectious Respiratory Disease
  • Equine Asthma Syndrome

Proposals must be submitted by Sept.15, 2021, and will be considered by an independent review board consisting of renowned equine industry professionals, including practicing veterinarians and researchers. The board will peer review and select proposals based on probability of successfully completing the project, potential for impact to the equine industry, originality, and scientific quality. The awards will be announced at the 67th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 4-8, 2021.

This year Boehringer Ingelheim will accept electronic copies of the proposals in lieu of hard copies. To participate in the 2021 awards program, submit an e-copy proposal, cover letter, and curriculum to Dr. Steve Grubbs at

The Boehringer Ingelheim Advancement in Equine Research Awards were launched in 2011 to support veterinary research that results in practical applications for insights into important equine infectious and noninfectious diseases. More than $600,000 has been awarded to date for emerging science in equine research.

For more information and complete submission instructions, please visit


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