January 13, 2023
Practicing veterinarians and producers, as well as researchers and academics, may now apply for one of three $35,000 awards for research related to swine health and production through the Growing Research and New Technology for Swine (GRANTS) program, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
The GRANTS program funds field-applicable research into swine health and production, from respiratory, reproductive and enteric diseases to new technologies, diagnostics and overall approaches to supporting pig health and performance.
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14. Research proposals must have the potential to generate new information or approaches to the control and management of swine diseases or inspire broader industry innovation. Proposals will be judged by the Swine Research and Technology Review Board, which consists of seven independent swine veterinarians and researchers.
"We owe so much progress in the swine industry to the pioneering research of countless dedicated academics and veterinarians," said Reid Philips, DVM, PRRS technical manager at Boehringer Ingelheim U.S. Swine Division. "Through the GRANTS program, we aim to foster more opportunities for breakthrough research findings, helping to solve the multifaceted challenges producers face every day and help swine operations reach their full potential."
Throughout the last 20 years, across multiple evolutions of this program, Boehringer Ingelheim has provided more than $1.5 million in support of the development of less costly, innovative diagnostic testing and sampling processes; identified more effective biosecurity practices; helped the industry better understand key diseases; and developed risk assessment tools, intervention programs and vaccination strategies.
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