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Request Research Funding from The Foundation for the Horse by July 15

Mar 9, 2020

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 July 15.

Pressing research topics, 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 which are part of a major study or which 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 Dr. Anthony Blikslager, 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 at

About The Foundation for the Horse

The Foundation for the Horse, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1994 as the AAEP Foundation, serves as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to improve the welfare of horses. Since its inception, The Foundation has disbursed more than $6 million to fulfill its vital mission. To learn more visit,