Award Instructions

Research Proposal Submission Instructions for Funding

Provide the following information for each project proposal. The proposal must be typed in no less than 12 point type and double spaced with a maximum of eight pages including cover and summary page.

Outline for Proposals

  • Cover Page

    • Complete accompanying form “The Advancement in Equine Research Proposal Cover Page”.
    • Use form as cover page for each proposal copy.
    • Include a one page Curriculum Vitae for the primary investigator and each co-investigator with the proposal and attach at the end of the proposal (not included in maximum eight pages). 
  • Project Summary

    Complete accompanying form “The Advancement in Equine Research Proposal Summary”.

    The entire form must be limited to one page. Provide the information in non-technical language. 

  • Current Status of Problem

    Give a brief literature review.

  • Describe Earlier Related Research

    Research in this area or closely related field by principle investigator, not more than five citations.

  • Project Objectives

    List multiple objectives seperately and explain clearly the research questions to be answered.

  • Procedures to Achieve Objectives

    • Include details of Experimental Design and Methods. 
    • Discuss and reference all assays, procedures and statistical tests used in the study. 
    • Document demonstrated expertise with proposed lab procedures.
  • Schedule/Timeline

    Give timelines for proposed research (maximum of 12 months).

  • Value of Proposed Research

    Explain the value of the research to the equine industry (one paragraph).

  • Budget for Project

    Overhead and indirect costs will NOT be covered by research funds, this includes all staff salaries. However, graduate student support, student hourly labor, and post-doctoral support are allowed. No equipment over $500 is allowed, this does not include disposable equipment such as test tubes, etc. 

    Costs covered by this award must be indicated in a three column format (i.e. University, Advancement in Equine Research Award, and Total). 

    List other funding requested or anticipated support for this project.

  • Letter of Recommendation

    Up to two letters of recommendation regarding the objective and importance will be accepted.

  • Submission Instructions (Please Follow Precisely)

    • Make a copy of the cover and summary page of this booklet and attach as the first and second page of each proposal. 
    • Attach a one page Curriculum Vitae to the back of the proposal. 
    • Attach any university information/signature pages behind the Curriculum Vitae. 
    • Fax copies will NOT be accepted. 
    • Send one original (paper clipped) and 5 stapled copies of your proposal to arrive by September 15th to the address below. 

Proposals Due 

The deadline for proposals for the 2018 Advancement in Equine Research Award is: September 15, 2018

Download instructions (.pdf)

Submit Your Proposal To:

  • The 2018 Advancement in Equine Research Award

    Boehringer Ingelheim 
    Attn: Dr. Steve Grubbs
    3902 Gene Field Road
    St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

    Mark the envelope “The Advancement in Equine Research Award”

Contact Us

  • The Advancement in Equine Research Award

    Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
    Attn: Dr. Steve Grubbs
    3902 Gene Field Road
    St. Joseph, Missouri 64506