Horses as Healers

$50,000 Available to Researchers Investigating the Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans

How Horses Help People Credits: Horses and Humans Research Foundation

Accepting Applications until June 30, 2018 for Grants up to $50,000

CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO — Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces an open call for proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and quality of life for those engaged in equine-assisted activities/therapies (EAA/T).

The deadline for submission proposals is June 30, 2018.

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Up to $50,000 dollars in research funding will be offered through a rigorous application and review process. Grants are selected on a competitive basis, taking into account scientific merit, scientific and clinical significance and relevance. Preference will be given to investigators with solid credentials and research experience. All applications undergo a four-tier review process completed by the scientific review committee. The average grant award is for up to a 18-month period.

On behalf of the HHRF Board, our past board members, and our scientific advisory council, we are very pleased to seek high quality research grant applications through this open call which reflects the highest priority needs and gaps in knowledge of the equine-assisted therapy and activities community.  It is through such pursuit of peer-reviewed research that we all benefit from knowledge, creation, application and dissemination.  HHRF continues to strive to support true leaps in research, as has been famously observed: “Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.”

Information for applicants, including application materials, previously funded projects, review guidelines and more are available at www.horsesandhumans.org.

Make a contribution to HHRF to help ensure that this important research continues. For more information on this research, on the foundation, or on becoming a donor, contact Ken Boyden, JD, EdD, Executive Director, ken.boyden@horsesandhumans.org.

Mission: Through sustained investment in rigorous research, HHRF serves as a catalyst to advance global knowledge of horse-human interactions and their impact on health and wellness.

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is dedicated to funding research to investigate the equine-assisted activities and therapies field. Since its founding, HHRF has awarded more than $460,000 in professional research efforts led by 12 research teams in the United States, Canada and Germany. HHRF is a non-endowed foundation dependent solely on donations. To make a donation and/or learn more about this and other Horses and Humans Research Foundation projects visit www.horsesandhumans.org

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