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Request for 2020 Proposals

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. Proposals may address beef, dairy or both, and an effort will be made to award one beef and one dairy grant. More than two projects may be funded, but the total amount awarded will be $50,000. Proposals should be aimed at providing clinically relevant information 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 (2 page maximum per investigator) biographical sketch of each investigator. Salary replacement for faculty members, post-docs or graduate students, indirect costs, or scientific equipment will not be supported.


At least one of the investigators must be an AABP member. Proposals will be ranked by the Board of the AABP Foundation for bovine practice relevance. Top ranking proposals will then be reviewed by experts in the area of study and a research-focused committee of AABP members, which may include AABP Foundation Board members.


Projects likely to be funded by corporate or industry sponsors are not likely to be prioritized. In judging between proposals of similar merit, preference will be given to proposals from researchers who are starting their careers or from private practitioners and proposals for which AABP Foundation funds can serve as seed money to attract other grants. 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 journal are received.



 Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, December 11, 2019. Proposals MUST be submitted online. Questions may be addressed to the AABP Office at fred@aabp.org

Fred Muller
Chair, AABP Foundation

Applicants must:

  1. Download a template Competitive Research Word Document, and complete and save as PDF document. Name the PDF document yourname.PDF (ex. JohnSmith.PDF).
    The proposal shall include:
    • Title
    • Description of the Proposed Study (Maximum of one page)
    • Detailed Experimental Protocol (No more than two pages, which includes the contributions of each investigator)
    • Budget (Including justification for all expenses)
    • List of Investigators (Provide a brief (maximum of 2 pages) biographical sketch for each investigator)
  2. Complete the online application form. You will upload the PDF file within the application form.
  3. Evaluation criteria and scoring system.
  4. Notification: Candidates will be notified of the Committee's decision by July 1.