By AAEP Press Release

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for research projects addressing support limb laminitis until Jan. 15, 2016.

Accepted one- and multi-year projects will share in total grant funding as much as $170,000. The funds are generated in part from an initial challenge grant from Starlight Racing partners in 2014 in memory of their Grade II winner Intense Holiday. The 3-year-old Thoroughbred colt succumbed to laminitis less than 6 weeks after competing in the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

The research project, or proposed portion of a project for which funding is requested, must be completed within 3 years. Multi-year projects are invited, but cannot exceed the total budget allocation. Projects with smaller budgets are invited to submit. Major equipment purchases will not be funded by the AAEP Foundation. 

Complete grant pre-proposal guidelines and instructions are available at

Pre-proposals must be received by Jan. 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

Invitations for full grant proposals will be issued by Feb. 9, 2016. Full grant proposals, upon invitation only, must be received by March 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Funding of full grants will be announced by May 15, 2016.