Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) Calls for Proposals for Innovative Grant

Up to $10,000 is available for ideas that will lead to new equipment, processes, or services that could be a stepping-stone for future research.

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Horses & Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces a request for proposals for an innovative grant. Up to $10,000 is available to be awarded. The Foundation is looking for game-changing, innovative, and disruptive ideas that will lead to new equipment, processes, or services and could be a stepping-stone for future research.

The goal of this grant is to connect practice with scientific knowledge by supporting innovative research with high-impact potential that might not be funded through traditional channels. The intent is to stimulate exploration, encourage the testing of hypotheses, and generate preliminary data that will open new pathways for future research. 

The HHRF board met in August and decided there is a need to offer additional grants for innovation. The board made an announcement of this plan at the 2022 conference in Ohio at Fieldstone Farm. HHRF wants projects that will build research or the profession of Equine-Assisted Services (EAS). The board will be asking the top tier applicants to present a slide deck to them as part of the process.

Dr. Pebbles Turbeville, HHRF Executive Director, shared, “We are really excited to offer this opportunity to future researchers who want to explore an exciting idea. We will be offering a larger grant that will be announced in January.” 

Deadline for submission proposals is January 30, 2023. Information for applicants, including the recently updated innovative application and review guidelines, previously funded projects, and more are available at

For more information about HHRF, visit or contact Dr. Pebbles Turbeville, Executive Director, at [email protected]

Mission: Through sustained investment in rigorous research, HHRF serves as a catalyst to advance global knowledge of horse-human interactions and their impact on the health and wellness of people and horses.

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