The Foundation for the Horse is seeking applicants to receive up to $20,000 for equine research. The grants are targeted towards emerging equine researchers, including graduate students, fellows, and residents at universities or American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) members.

According to its website, the foundation states that equine research is underfunded, and therefore the organization, a 501(c)(3), and incorporated by the AAEP, has attempted to alleviate funding issues for researchers. 

During the program's first 3 years, the Foundation has provided more than $325,000 going to 17 research projects being conducted across seven universities and institutions. Those awards have supported 15 emerging scientists. 

Previous research studies have included projects on laminitis, exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhages and more. However, all research topics and proposals will be considered for these grants. 

For more than 25 years, the Lexington, Ky., based organization has advanced care and compassion through disaster relief, veterinary projects in developing countries, veterinary scholarships and equine research.

Grant proposals must be received by June 8. Additional information, including application instructions, requirements, and selection criteria, is available here.

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