Equine Guelph Research Competition

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Current Competition

Schedule of Dates

 Date Item
 November 9 Call for Equine Guelph Research Proposals
 November 27 Letter of Intent
 due to office of OVC Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
 January 7 OR5 and Fee Forms (if any)
 due to OVC Associate Dean, Research and Innovation for review/signing. Submit to adrisig@uoguelph.ca
 January 15 Full Proposal
 Submit ONE pdf document that includes the full proposal, the cv including current, pending and prior Equine Guelph support, HSC and Research Station fee forms, and the fully signed OR5. Only complete applications will be considered. Email to egcomp@uoguelph.ca.
 February Proposals sent for peer review
 Proposals sent to members of the Equine Guelph Research Committee for evaluation
 April  Equine Guelph Research Committee Meeting (date TBD)
 Within 2 weeks of that meeting applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals
 Early May Funds Released

Application Forms

  • OR-5
  • Institutional Facilities Contracts
    • HSC Fees (contact HSC Business Office)
    • Arkell Research Station Fees (contact Poultry and Equine Manager @ 519-836-0150)

Important Information

Documents relevant to ethical review (AUP or IACUC documents) can be pending at the time of Full Proposal submission, but will need approval before funds are released to successful applicants.

Guidelines from the agencies that provide the funds stipulate that projects must have relevance to Ontario's Racing Industry (Thoroughbred, Standardbred, Quarterhorse). Any stage of a racing horse's life is relevant, from breeding considerations, through the active career, to post career issues. Using other breeds as models is allowable, as long as the link to racing is clear. The Full Proposal template includes these instructions:
"Identify which sector of Ontario's Horse Racing Industry (Thoroughbred, Standardbred, Quarterhorse, other racing horses) will benefit from the research. Describe the nature of the benefit to the health or welfare of the horse, and any potential benefits to the industry itself. How and in what time frame will the benefits be delivered to the industry? (For example, will they be transmitted via veterinarians, or directly to owners? Will they be immediately available on completion or do they depend on further research or marketing initiatives?)"
Further details regarding the mechanics of the competition can be found in the Terms of Reference for the Equine Guelph Research Committee.

An external peer reviewer is defined as an expert in the field relevant to the Proposal who is not at the University of Guelph, nor has been an academic supervisor, recent student, or recent collaborator of the primary investigators on the proposal.