Submission Instructions and Forms

Submit a Proposal

Proposals Due

The deadline for proposals for the GRANTS Program is April 14.


Proposal Submission Instructions

Research Proposal Submission Instructions and Proposal Outline for Funding:

Proposal Instructions (PDF)


Proposal Cover Page and Summary

A completed version of this document must be the first three pages of your final submission packet:

Proposal Cover Page and Summary (PDF)


GRANTS Request Form

Please complete and return this document with your application.

GRANTS Request Form (PDF)


Components of GRANTS

Proposals for the Growing Research and New Technology for Swine (GRANTS) program are reviewed and selected by the independent Swine Research and Technology Review Board.

The board will select three research proposals and award funding in the amount of $35,000 for each.

Following completion of the research projects, recipients will submit a final report, or a prepared manuscript planned for publication, to the Swine Research and Technology Review Board. The board will review final reports or manuscripts for scientific quality and benefit to the industry, and designate additional completion awards.


Eligibility for Participation

  • Students
  • Researchers
  • Diagnosticians
  • Animal Scientists
  • Practitioners
  • Production Veterinarians

Eligibility for participation to include anyone in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


Basic Requirements for Proposal

  • Research must have the potential to generate new information about or approaches to the control and management of swine diseases or inspire broader industry innovation.
  • Proposals must include a timeline with start date and completion date. (Maximum length is 12 months following initial funding.) Proposals should target an oral presentation at swine professional and veterinary meetings (e.g., AASV Annual Meeting, Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, etc.) upon completion.


Selection Criteria

The Swine Research and Technology Review Board, acting on its own, without influence from the sponsoring company, will peer-review and select proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Probability of successfully completing the project
  • Potential for economic impact to the industry
  • Originality
  • Scientific quality


Confidentiality of Proposals

  • The Review Board agrees not to discuss proposals outside the board venue.
  • The Review Board members have signed a confidentiality agreement regarding information disclosure, which will be provided upon request.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim personnel, who will handle the practical collection of applications, will comply with the same level of confidentiality as the board members.


Board Member Conflict of Interest

Board members will not participate in the review and evaluation of any proposals or subsequent manuscripts for which they are investigators or authors, respectively.


For more information about the GRANTS submission process, email Dr. Reid Philips,

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