Applications are now being reviewed

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

NEW! Award categories have been 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.

Contact Reid Philips at with questions.

2015 Award Recipients


On March 2, 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) announced the three recipients of its 2015 Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease 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 Awards

View previous PRRS Research Awards.

Dr. Daryl Olsen on 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 Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, 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 Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease 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 Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease review board members