Boehringer Ingelheim calls for submissions for European PRRS Research Awards

Boehringer Ingelheim has put out a call for submissions for the 2020 European PRRS Research Awards, which aims at encouraging research and enhancing the interaction between swine researchers and veterinarians.

For the fifth year, Boehringer Ingelheim is sponsoring the European PRRS Research Awards to support applied research for improved control of the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in swine.

Boehringer Ingelheim will provide three grants of 25,000 euros each to fund research proposals that will generate new and relevant data to better understand the viral disease which infects pigs around the globe by causing respiratory tract illness in growing pigs and reproductive failure in breeding stock.

The Award aims to encourage research for the discovery of practical strategies that can be applied to control PRRS and enhance the interaction between swine researchers and veterinarians.

An independent review board will assess each proposal carefully. Members of the review board are highly recognized swine industry professionals including researchers and practitioners. The board will select proposals based on several factors, including their significance, potential for impact to the swine industry, originality and innovation.

Research proposals for the 2020 European PRRS Research Awards can be submitted until 1 July 2020.

Applications to submit research proposals should be sent via email to paulina.hoerstermann@boehringer-ingelheim.com. Further information on the submission process can be found on www.prrs.com.

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