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HHRF Mission
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 the health and wellness of people.



Applications for Research Funding

Interested Applicants: Before completing an application, carefully review the 'Guidelines and Information' document and the 'Application Checklist' documents below. LETTERS OF INTENT (LOI) ARE NOT REQUIRED. LOIs are only encouraged if you are uncertain that your research falls with in the interests of the foundation as described in the research guidelines.

Guidelines and Information
Application Checklist (PDF)  (Word)
Letter of Intent Form (PDF)  (Word)
Application Forms (PDF) (Word)
Research Grant Conditions of Award (PDF) (Word)

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For questions contact: International research teams are welcome to apply.

Grant applications are not being accepted at this time.  When funding is available for the next grant cycle, the due date will be announced to our mailing list and through media sources.  Sign up to join our mailing list here.  

Application forms are updated continuously; always check the site for the most up-to-date form. Feel free to contact us via the feedback form or by email with any questions.

Developing EAA Research to Benefit Military Veterans
HHRF is pleased to announce an exciting new research partnership with the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program, which serves the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. As part of the collaboration, a special research fund has been created to advance equine programs providing rehabilitation for veterans of war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). $50,000 in research funding will be offered through HHRF's competitive and rigorous application and review process.

Equine Therapy / Animal-assisted Therapy has been shown to be effective in treating patients, including combat veterans, with PTSD, depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorders, dissociative disorders and other chronic mental illnesses (Journal of the American Medical Association).


See Also

HHRF-funded research  |  Research Review Process  |  Terminology