Boehringer Ingelheim Call for Proposals for 2021 Equine Research Awards

Respiratory disease research continues to be the focus for the 11th year of the awards from Boehringer Ingelheim.

Respiratory disease research continues to be the focus for the 11th year of the awards from Boehringer Ingelheim. iStock/Gonzalo

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, DACVIM, 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. 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, 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, 2021, 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 67th annual American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention December 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 a 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 non-infectious 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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