GRANTS. Growing research and new technology for swine


Growing Research and New Technology for Swine (GRANTS) Program

As a leader in swine heath, Boehringer Ingelheim understands the multifaceted challenges that swine veterinarians and swine producers face every day, and that none of them exist individually in a vacuum. Factors like disease, barn environment and biosecurity are interconnected with health protocols, production practices and technology, all of which combine to determine the overall performance of an operation. As these challenges continue to become more complex, the need for new research and technology will only increase.

The Growing Research and New Technology for Swine (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.


Previously known as the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD), and before that, the PRRS Research Award, the broad focus of the GRANTS program will increase its impact, enabling valuable learnings around holistic pig health and mirroring the complex and ever-changing challenges producers face in the barn every day. 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.






research projects

Meet the Board

Our independent board members look forward to reviewing your proposal. 

  • Montse Torremorell, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Darin Madson, DVM, PhD, Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, Iowa
  • William Hollis, DVM, 2023 AASV President-elect, Carthage Veterinary Service, Carthage Ltd., Carthage, Illinois
  • Emily McDowell, DVM, Veterinarian, Pipestone Veterinary Services
  • 2024 AASV Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year
  • 2024 AASV President-elect
  • 2025 AASV President-elect

Submit a Proposal

2024 submission period is now open through March 15, 2024. Click "Learn More" to find submission instructions and forms.

See Past Recipients

Growing Research and New Technology for Swine (GRANTS) Recipients from 2003 to present.

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