General Information & Procedure

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc. supports research relevant to equine health and performance.

Although there are no limits on the dollar amount that may be awarded, applicants are advised that in recent years the Foundation has awarded approximately $900,000 annually. Average amounts funded during the past five years has been $71,000 per grant.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS are generally limited to the submission of one application each year. The Principal investigator should have some professorial rank and salary from the institution involved, or hold some grade of Research Professorship with salary from the institution.

If your research interests are relevant to the equine, application forms may be downloaded on the previous page or obtained by contacting the Foundation's Lexington office at:

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
821 Corporate Drive
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 224-2850

The deadline for receiving 2015 applications is Thursday, October 1. Failure to observe any and all instructions may result in automatic disqualification.

The signature pages (found on the last portion of the application before submitting) must be signed and sent to our office per online instructions by the deadline as well as the electronic transmission of the application.

All applicants must comply with the following regulations pertaining to animal use in the proposed study.

The following statement was adopted by the Board of Directors of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc., on November 11, 1990, and therefore is the official policy of the Foundation:

"The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's official policy on humane care and use of vertebrate animals shall require that grant applications for research employing such animals be accompanied by a letter stating that the INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE has reviewed and approved the research project for funding as requested. Grant proposals may be reviewed prior to receipt of such statement by the Foundation's Research Advisory Committee, but funds will not be awarded without a letter signed by an individual qualified and authorized to represent the application institution."