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Equine research project funding applications for 2013-2014 are now being accepted.

September 28, 2012 ----   

Applications for the 2013-2014 equine research project funding are now being accepted. Submission of research project funding requests is encouraged for a diverse range of research projects related to the health, welfare and utility of the horse, and of the importance to the horse owner and the horse industry.

For more than 50 years, AQHA and the American Quarter Horse Foundation have been dedicated to helping our horses overcome the problems and limitations that defy current scientific understanding. Since that time, the Foundation, thanks in large part to the Association’s generous members, has awarded more than $9 million in research grants to colleges and universities across the country.

To begin the equine research grant application process, colleges and universities must download the current research guidelines for a complete list of program criteria.

Funding decisions are based on the project’s scientific merit, clinical application and/or potential benefit to the horse and horse industry.

The Foundation offers specialized grant funding in the area of equine head trauma through the Refrigerator Fund, graciously established by AQHA Past President Jim Helzer and wife Marilyn in honor of their American Quarter Horse racing champion, Refrigerator. Funding for this research is directed at trauma prevention, treatment, diagnostics, hospitalization and/or prognosis and is awarded each year. Research focus also includes evaluation, comparison, management and historical or retrospective analysis.

AQHA and the Foundation are also pleased to announce the creation of the Young Investigator Award, which is specialized grant funding currently available for master’s- or doctorate-level graduate students or veterinary- or medical doctor-level residency interns.

For more information on the Foundation’s equine research program, the “Refrigerator Fund” for Equine Head Trauma Research or the Young Investigator Award for Equine Research, please email foundation@aqha.org or call (806) 378-5029.

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