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RESEARCH

Purpose
The purpose of Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF)is to fund research to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans.

The broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact the physical and mental health and quality of life for people with disabilities who are involved with equine-assisted activities/therapies (EAA/T).


Research

 

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 Grand Conditions of Award (PDF) (Word)

 WEBINAR- How to apply for a grant

For questions contact: info@horsesandhumans.org. International researcher teams are welcome to apply.

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