Annual Advancement in PRRS Research Award

Boehringer Ingelheim will provide three U.S. $25,000 awards to the winning proposals for PRRS research in the NAFTA region. The deadline for submissions are January 1 of each year.
Thursday 18 December 2008 (9 years 7 months 4 days ago)
Despite years of hard work by scientists, researchers, practicing veterinarians, pork producers, animal health companies, and others, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) remains a costly, frustrating challenge to the global swine industry.

At Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., we're furthering our commitment to research efforts for PRRS control.

Each year we issue a call for proposals for the Annual Boehringer Ingelheim Advancement in PRRS Research Award Program. The deadline for submissions are January 1 of each year.

Boehringer Ingelheim will provide three U.S. $25,000 awards to the winning proposals for PRRS research in the NAFTA region. Candidates included graduate students, academic researchers, company or private researchers, and practicing veterinarians.

The 2009 Advancement in PRRS Research Awards recipients will be announced at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Objective: Examine practical methods of controlling, managing, and possibly eradicating the PRRS virus.


The independent PRRS Research Review Board (PRRB)

Members include:

- Rodney "Butch" Baker, DVM, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
- Luc Dufresne, DVM, Seaboard Farms, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
- Locke Karriker, DVM, MS, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
- Tim Loula, DVM, Swine Vet Center, P.A., St. Peter, Minnesota
- Bill Mengeling, DVM, PhD, Diplo. ACVM, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
- Darly Olsen, DVM, AMVC, Audubon, Iowa

Once the three winning year-long research projects are completed and submitted for peer review, PRRB will conduct a second evaluation. Upon acceptance for publication of his or her findings, the first place award recipient will receive an additional U.S. $5,000; second place, $3,000; and third place, $1,000.

Our independent PRRS Research Review Board members look forward to reviewing your proposal; please submit your proposal at your earliest convenience by mail or electronically to:

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.
Attn: Trudy Luther
The Advancement in PRRS Research Award
5506 Corporate Dr., Suite 1600
St. Joseph, MO 64507-7752
trudy.luther@boehringer-ingelheim.com

For complete proposal details visit (http://www.PRRSResearch.com/instructions) the instructions page.

http://www.prrsresearch.com/index.html

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