Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Call for Proposals for 2020 Equine Research Awards

Boehringer Ingelheim will present five separate $15,000 awards focused on two specific disease topics.

Proposals must address either equine infectious respiratory disease or equine asthma syndrome.

Boehringer Ingelheim is accepting proposals for the 2020 Advancement in Equine Research Awards for Equine Respiratory Disease Research.

“Boehringer Ingelheim recognizes the importance of bringing attention to equine research that can help protect and promote the overall health and well-being of the horse,” says Steve Grubbs, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, equine technical manager for Boehringer Ingelheim. “As we enter our 10th year of supporting the awards, we’re pleased to announce the call for proposals from both public and private researchers studying equine infectious respiratory disease and equine asthma syndrome. Previous award recipients have leveraged new and emerging science to discover scientific breakthroughs to improve equine health.”

Veterinarians, diagnosticians, 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 September 15, 2020, and will be reviewed by an independent review board that consists 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 66th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention on Decembr 5-9, 2020.

To participate in the awards program, submit a proposal, cover letter and curriculum vitae by September 15, 2020 to:

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Attn: Dr. Steve Grubbs
The 2020 Advancement in Equine Research Awards
3902 Gene Field Rd.
St. Joseph, MO 64506

The Boehringer Ingelheim Advancement in Equine Research Awards was launched in 2011 to support veterinary research that results in practical applications for or insights into important equine infectious diseases and improves the quality of life for all horses. 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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