AQHF Research Grants
Opens Aug 1 2024 12:00 AM (CDT)
Deadline Nov 1 2024 11:59 PM (CDT)
Description

The grant proposal deadline for 2024-2025 has closed. Additional information regarding the upcoming grant selection timeline for 2025-2026 will be updated online in May 2024, with a proposal deadline of November 1, 2024.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation seeks to advance relevant basic and applied research that enhances the well-being of the American Quarter Horse. By fostering innovative equine research and education, we leverage our resources with exceptional scientists to address fundamental issues facing both the AQHA membership and the broader horse industry.

AQHF supports research to improve knowledge for public benefit to advance the health, welfare, and utility of the American Quarter Horse. The Equine Research Committee will consider all proposals meeting this overarching goal, with special attention to the following areas of interest:

Equine Welfare

Discovery and detection (saliva, breath, blood, urine, hair, etc.) of performance enhancing drugs, masking agents, fitness parameters for competition, exercise physiology, training and factors of aging

Genomics

Detection of variants contributing to genetic disorders, detection of offspring from cloned animals, behavior, obesity, selective breeding practices and testing

Infectious Diseases

Vaccination and testing for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM), Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)

Microbiome of the Horse

Metabolism, links to the immune system, management and feeds

Nutrition

Nutritional management, Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) and related diseases, supplements

Researchers may request funding for a one-year grant period. Proposals for projects of more than one year's duration must be re-submitted each year thereafter for recurrent consideration. If a project was awarded funding in the previous year, it will be evaluated on individual merit and is not guaranteed continued funding.

2025-2026 Award TimelineAugust 1, 2024Submission Portal OpensNovember 1, 2024Deadline for Grant ProposalsNovemberApplication Committee ReviewDecember-JanuaryPre-Proposal ReviewFebruary-MarchProposal EvaluationsApril 2025AQHF Board of Trustees ApprovalMay 2025Award NotificationsJuly 2025Grant Agreements Issued to InstitutionSeptember 1, 2025Executed Grant Agreement DeadlineOctober 1, 2025Approved Project Start DateOctober 1, 2025First Grant Installment DisbursedMarch 1, 2026Progress Report DeadlineApril 1, 2026*Second Grant Installment DisbursedSeptember 30, 2026Project End DateDecember 31, 2026Final Reports DeadlineJanuary 1, 2027*Final Grant Installment Disbursed

*Grant installments are issued contingent upon receipt of the required progress and/or final reports outlined within the project's executed equine research grant agreement. For additional information, please reference AQHF Research Program Guidelines below.

Download 2024-2025 Request for Proposals

AQHF RESEARCH PROGRAM GUIDELINES

AQHF Research Grants


The grant proposal deadline for 2024-2025 has closed. Additional information regarding the upcoming grant selection timeline for 2025-2026 will be updated online in May 2024, with a proposal deadline of November 1, 2024.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation seeks to advance relevant basic and applied research that enhances the well-being of the American Quarter Horse. By fostering innovative equine research and education, we leverage our resources with exceptional scientists to address fundamental issues facing both the AQHA membership and the broader horse industry.

AQHF supports research to improve knowledge for public benefit to advance the health, welfare, and utility of the American Quarter Horse. The Equine Research Committee will consider all proposals meeting this overarching goal, with special attention to the following areas of interest:

Equine Welfare

Discovery and detection (saliva, breath, blood, urine, hair, etc.) of performance enhancing drugs, masking agents, fitness parameters for competition, exercise physiology, training and factors of aging

Genomics

Detection of variants contributing to genetic disorders, detection of offspring from cloned animals, behavior, obesity, selective breeding practices and testing

Infectious Diseases

Vaccination and testing for Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM), Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) and Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)

Microbiome of the Horse

Metabolism, links to the immune system, management and feeds

Nutrition

Nutritional management, Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) and related diseases, supplements

Researchers may request funding for a one-year grant period. Proposals for projects of more than one year's duration must be re-submitted each year thereafter for recurrent consideration. If a project was awarded funding in the previous year, it will be evaluated on individual merit and is not guaranteed continued funding.

2025-2026 Award TimelineAugust 1, 2024Submission Portal OpensNovember 1, 2024Deadline for Grant ProposalsNovemberApplication Committee ReviewDecember-JanuaryPre-Proposal ReviewFebruary-MarchProposal EvaluationsApril 2025AQHF Board of Trustees ApprovalMay 2025Award NotificationsJuly 2025Grant Agreements Issued to InstitutionSeptember 1, 2025Executed Grant Agreement DeadlineOctober 1, 2025Approved Project Start DateOctober 1, 2025First Grant Installment DisbursedMarch 1, 2026Progress Report DeadlineApril 1, 2026*Second Grant Installment DisbursedSeptember 30, 2026Project End DateDecember 31, 2026Final Reports DeadlineJanuary 1, 2027*Final Grant Installment Disbursed

*Grant installments are issued contingent upon receipt of the required progress and/or final reports outlined within the project's executed equine research grant agreement. For additional information, please reference AQHF Research Program Guidelines below.

Download 2024-2025 Request for Proposals

AQHF RESEARCH PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Opens
Aug 1 2024 12:00 AM (CDT)
Deadline
Nov 1 2024 11:59 PM (CDT)