EU BI PRRS Awards

Boehringer Ingelheim will provide three € 25.000 awards to fund the winning PRRS research studies in Europe. Candidates included any person involved in the swine industry in Europe, including Russia. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, research, diagnostics, animal science, veterinary practice, production veterinary medicine, swine production, and animal health and welfare.

Boehringer Ingelheim will provide three € 25.000 awards to fund the winning PRRS research studies in Europe. Candidates included any person involved in the swine industry in Europe, including Russia. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, research, diagnostics, animal science, veterinary practice, production veterinary medicine, swine production, and animal health and welfare.

 

The European PRRS Research Awards recipients will be announced at the Boehringer Ingelheim European PRRSpective.

The independent PRRS Research Review Board (PRRB) members include:

  • Dr. Enric Mateu. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Dr. Andrea Ladinig. University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Dr. Helle Haugaard Jessen. Hyovet (Denmark)
  • Dr. Giampietro Sandri. Gruppo Veronesi (Italy)
  • Dr. Albert Vidal. Vall Companys (Spain)
  • Dr. Tomasz Stadejek. Warsaw University of Life Sciences (Poland)
  • Dr. Michael Murtaugh. Chairman. University of Minnesota (USA)

Objectives

  • To encourage research that results in practical application of PRRS control strategies
  • To encourage interaction among swine researchers and practitioners
  • To enhance communication of information in the industry on practical PRRS control strategies
  • To reward research excellence

Eligibility for Participation

  • Any person involved in the swine industry in Europe, including Russia. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, research, diagnostics, animal science, veterinary practice, production veterinary medicine, swine production, and animal health and welfare.

Basic Requirements for Proposal

  • Research must have the potential to generate new information that has practical relevance for better understanding of PRRSV and PRRS control.
  • The proposal must include a timeline including start date and completion date (maximum length 12 month following initial funding).
  • The completed research should target at least an oral presentation at an international scientific venue. Publication of the study is desired.
  • The award will be granted by “The European PRRS Research Award Review Board”.
  • Application has to comply with the format provided by the Review Board.

Selection Criteria

“The European PRRS Research Award Review Board” alone, with no influence from the sponsoring company, will select proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Significance
  • Relative feasibility/probability of success
  • Potential for economic impact to the industry
  • Originality and innovation Investigators
  • Environment and resources available for the study

Confidentiality of Proposals

  • The Board agrees not to discuss proposals outside the board venue (if an applicant contacts any member of the review board, the proposal will be automatically discarded).
  • The Board members have signed a confidentiality agreement regarding information disclosure, which can be provided upon request.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health personnel, who will manage the practical collection of applications, will comply with the same level of confidentiality as the board members.

 

Board member conflict of interest Board Members cannot review a proposal that they are part of or that is submitted from their home institution, or if the board member has been involved in proposal preparation at any level. It is upon each board member’s ethics to disclose a conflict of interest.