Edited Press Release
Up to $50,000 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 three-tier review process completed by the scientific review committee. The average grant award is $50,000 for up to a 1.5 year period.
“Our last call for proposals was specific to EAA/T for veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the results have been very encouraging. Now our board is exceptionally pleased to make this grant cycle open to any EAA/T related research areas,” said Lynn Shaw, HHRF Board President. “It is through such open-ended opportunities that brand new areas of research are explored; we always see such exciting new ideas. These efforts are truly opening doors to an inspiring future.”
Past research topics that have received HHRF grants have included hippotherapy for childred with autism spectrum disorders, the therapeutic effects of equine assisted activities, and the effect of hippotherapy on balance and gait in children with spastic cerebral palsy.
Information for applicants, including application materials, previously funded projects, review guidelines and more are available at horsesandhumans.org. Researchers interested in finding local EAA/T programs for possible collaborations may contact the foundation office for assistance.
Make a contribution to HHRF today and help ensure that this important research continues. For more information on this research, on the foundation, or on becoming a donor, contact KC Henry, Executive Director, KCHenry@horsesandhumans.org.
Through investment in rigorous research, Horses and Humans Research Foundation will serve as a catalyst to advance knowledge of horses and their potential to impact on the health and wellness of people. The foundation’s goal is to promote research that will 1) Benefit special program participants by improving equine assisted activity best practices; 2) Educate the public, including professional affiliates, regarding the value and benefits of horses and equine assisted activities.