The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Foundation recently announced the availability of two grants supporting clinical research in cattle.
AABP said each grant will be for up to $25,000. Proposals may address beef, dairy or both, and an effort will be made to award one beef and one dairy grant. More than two projects may be funded, but the total amount awarded will be $50,000, AABP noted.
Proposals should be aimed at providing clinically relevant information that cattle veterinarians can utilize in beef or dairy production environments.
At least one of the investigators must be an AABP member. Proposals will be ranked by the board of the AABP Foundation for bovine practice relevance. Top-ranking proposals will then be reviewed by experts in the area of study and a research-focused committee of AABP members, which may include AABP Foundation Board members, the announcement said.
Projects likely to be funded by corporate or industry sponsors are not likely to be prioritized, AABP said, noting that in judging among proposals of similar merit, preference will be given to proposals from researchers who are starting their careers or from private practitioners and proposals for which AABP Foundation funds can serve as seed money to attract other grants.
AABP added that 20% of the granted funds will be withheld until the results are presented at an AABP annual conference and evidence of submission to a peer-reviewed journal are received.
Find out more and submit proposals at https://aabp.org/foundation/research_proposal/. Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Dec. 11, 2019. Proposals MUST be submitted online. Questions may be addressed to the AABP Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.