The Foundation for the Horse, formerly the AAEP Foundation, governed and stewarded by equine veterinarians and horse owners, is now accepting grant proposals from 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. The submission deadline is June 1.

Based on an AAEP survey, areas of research interest include musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and metabolic disease, laminitis, factors to improve racing safety, and development of new technologies (i.e., stall-side tests). 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 that will lead to a major project are of particular interest; small stand-alone projects will also be considered.

“As a leading benefactor for the welfare of all horses and working equids, increasing the opportunities and funding available for exceptional science is important to us,” said Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, The Foundation’s Advisory Council Research Subcommittee chairman. “We look forward to seeing the great work being done by the young equine research community and hope this is one of many steps that The Foundation for the Horse can take to impact the well-being of horses.”

More information about this grant, application instructions, requirements, and selection criteria are available on the Foundation for the Horse website.