Research/Review Process

Applications passing all procedural and eligibility requirements are reviewed and ranked by members of the HHRF Scientific Review Committee, who represent areas of expertise relevant to the project. HHRF's Board of Directors will then review recommendations from the Scientific Review Committee and make final funding decisions.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account scientific merit, scientific and clinical significance and relevance to areas designated by the Foundation. Preference will be given to investigators with solid credentials and research experience. International teams are welcome to apply.

See the Application Checklist for evaluation priorities, and the application issues document for common problems identified by the Scientific Review Committee. The strongest proposals will fully and clearly cover all information and research requested, incorporate project intent and methodology, anticipate issues that may arise and are exceptionally easy to follow from processes to activities to results.

A NOTE ABOUT TERMINOLOGY: All applicants must use currently accepted American Hippotherapy Association terminology in their application, and in all communications and documentation. 

Notification of awards will be announced within four months of the application deadline. Funding for selected projects will be contingent on Institutional Review Board approval.

A one and half-year grant period is assumed, unless otherwise specified in the application. More specific information can be found in the Guidelines and Information document.

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