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2020 European PRRS Research Award: Boehringer Ingelheim calls for submissions

Boehringer Ingelheim funds three research projects for improved control of swine disease PRRS with a total of 75,000 euros

This Award aims at encouraging research and enhancing the interaction among swine researchers and veterinarians

Ingelheim, Germany – WEBWIRE

For the fifth year, Boehringer Ingelheim sponsors the European PRRS Research Award to support applied research for improved control of the PRRS swine disease (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome). Research proposals for the 2020 European PRRS Research Award can be submitted until 1 July 2020. 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 this devastating and costly disease.

The European PRRS Research Award aims at encouraging research for the discovery of practical application strategies to control PRRS and enhances the interaction among swine researchers and veterinarians. In addition, Boehringer Ingelheim’s intention is to further stimulate communication in the industry on practical PRRS control strategies and to reward research excellence. The PRRS viral disease infects pigs around the globe by causing respiratory tract illness in growing pigs and reproductive failure in breeding stock; Boehringer Ingelheim strives to find solutions for sustainable PRRS control.

Applications to submit research proposals should be sent via email to Further information on the submission process could be found on 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.

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