BIVI Calls for Equine Infectious Disease Proposals

Public and private researchers studying equine infectious disease are invited to submit proposals for the 2013 Advancement in Equine Research Award Program, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI).

Proposals must address specific criteria to be considered:

  • Practical application and ability to improve the diagnosis, pathogenesis, transmission, control and/or prevention of equine infectious disease(s); and
  • Disease(s) can be bacterial or viral etiologies.

Veterinarians, diagnosticians, and public and private researchers in the United States and Canada are eligible to submit proposals for research programs that help advance the diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of equine infectious disease. BIVI will provide five individual $15,000 awards to fund research.

Proposals must be submitted by Oct. 15 and will be reviewed by an independent equine research review board comprised of industry professionals, including practicing equine veterinarians and researchers. Awards will be selected based on established criteria, including potential impact on the equine industry; originality and scientific quality; and probability of success in completing the yearlong study. The awards will be announced during the 2013 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

The BIVI Equine Research Award Program was launched in 2011 to support veterinary research that results in practical applications and insight into important equine diseases that improve the quality of life for all horses. Each year, the awards focus on one specific equine disease area.

To participate in the research award program, submit a proposal, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation by Oct. 15 to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Attn: Dr. Steve Grubbs, “2013 Equine Research Award,” 5506 Corporate Dr., Suite 1600, St. Joseph, MO 64507-7752.

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