Call for Proposals Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 “Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease” (formerly PRRS Research Awards).

NEW! In 2016, award categories will be expanded to include research related to porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) and influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S), in addition to porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS).

Award Amount: NEW! Three (3) $35,000 awards will be presented – a $10,000 increase per award from previous years Winners will be announced at the AASV Annual Conference, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2016, in New Orleans.

Who’s Eligible?

  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Diagnosticians
  • Animal Scientists
  • Practitioners
  • Production
  • Veterinarians
  • Open to anyone in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

How to Apply: Download application forms and instructions. Application Deadline: January 1, 2016

Contact Reid Philips at with questions.

2015 PRRS Research Award Recipients


On March 2, 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) announced the three recipients of its 2015 PRRS Research Awards at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Conference in Orlando. Including the three research awards for this year, the company has contributed nearly $1 million to fund 40 separate PRRS research projects.

Read more about the winners of the 2015 PRRS Research Award

View previous PRRS Research Awards.

Dr. Daryl Olsen on PRRS Research Grant funding


Dr. Daryl Olsen with AMVC Management Services gives his perspective on the major developments that have resulted from research projects funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS). He discusses how the research has been implemented in the field and what it means to producers.

Meet the Board

“By implementing the key learnings from the research funded by the PRRS Research Award, producers and veterinarians can more effectively stabilize their herds and manage the disease with less impact on production.” – Dr. Montse Torremorell, University of Minnesota

"PRRS has proved to be a tough opponent and the BIVI Advancement in PRRS Research Awards Program is helping the industry and practitioners understand the complexities of the virus." – Dr. Tim Loula, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minn.

Hear more from the PRRS Research Review Board members