The American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation announces the availability of two grants supporting clinical research in cattle. Each grant will be for up to $25,000. One grant will be for proposals related to beef cattle, and the other for dairy cattle, although proposals may address both. Proposals should be aimed at providing practical solutions that cattle veterinarians can utilize in beef or dairy production environments.
 
Each proposal should include the title, a one-page description of the proposed study, a detailed experimental protocol (no more than two pages, which includes the contributions of each investigator), a budget (including justification for all expenses), and a list of the investigators with a brief (two-page maximum) biographical sketch of each investigator.
 
Download a template in a Word document, at http://foundation.aabp.org/research_proposal/default.asp.
 
Salary replacement for faculty members, post-docs or graduate students, indirect costs, or scientific equipment will not be supported. If appropriate, more than one project may be funded in each category, but the total for each category will be limited to $25,000. At least one of the investigators must be an AABP member.
 
In judging between proposals of similar merit, preference will be given to (1) proposals from researchers who are starting their careers or from private practitioners; (2) projects where AABP Foundation funds can serve as seed money to attract other grants; and (3) projects that are unlikely to be funded by corporate or industry sponsors. Twenty percent 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 publication is received.
 
Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm, December 12, 2016. Proposals must be submitted online at http://foundation.aabp.org/research_proposal/default.asp.
For questions, email Dr. Virginia Fajt, any AABP Foundation Board Member or the AABP Office at aabphq@aabp.org.
 
View previous AABP Foundation grant recipients at http://foundation.aabp.org/research_proposal/Funded_Proposals.asp.