Up to $50,000 in funding is on offer from the Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF), for proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans.
The Foundation’s broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and quality of life for those engaged in equine-assisted activities/therapies (EAA/T).
Grants are selected on a competitive basis, taking into account scientific merit, scientific and clinical significance and relevance. Preference will be given to investigators with solid credentials and research experience.
All applications undergo a three-tier review process completed by the scientific review committee. The average grant award is $50,000 for up to an 18-month period.
The deadline for submission proposals is June 15, 2013.
“Our last call for proposals was specific to EAA/T for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the results have been very encouraging. Now our board is exceptionally pleased to make this grant cycle open to any EAA/T related research areas,” said Lynn Shaw, HHRF Board President.
“It is through such open-ended opportunities that brand new areas of research are explored; we always see such exciting new ideas. These efforts are truly opening doors to an inspiring future.”
The foundation’s goal is to promote research that will: Benefit special program participants by improving equine assisted activity best practices; and Educate the public, including professional affiliates, regarding the value and benefits of horses and equine assisted activities.
More information: horsesandhumans.org