2023 Grayson-Jockey Club Research Grants


Opportunity type:



Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Award amount and duration:

Variable ($1 million in funding available)




  • The Principal investigator should have some professorial rank and salary provided from the institution involved, or hold some grade of Research Professorship with salary from the institution.
  • Applications from international institutions are accepted
  • Research topics must have importance to and an impact on the equine industry

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."


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 $1,000,000 annually. An average amount funded during the past five years has been $98,500 per grant. 

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has no alliance with any one university, so the Foundation is free to fund the best research regardless of where it takes place. Since 1940, the Foundation has funded more than 426 specific research projects at 45 universities around the globe. In addition to funding this research, the budget for any given year might direct as much as one-third of its total to support lab technicians and graduate students to assist the Principal Investigator. Thus, the research today is helping recruit and train the researchers for tomorrow, giving extra impact from the Foundation's funding. Aside from such staff assistance, however, the Foundation does not pay the Principal Investigator's salary or other overhead, therefore directing the dollars right on the target of research.

Principal Investigators are generally limited to the submission of one application each year.  Salary and Fringe benefits should not be allocated for the Principal Investigator, Co- Investigators, and faculty of the applicant institution and/ or any collaborating institution(s). The Foundation funds up to 10% for INDIRECT COSTS to an institution. 10% is NOT computed on any salary allocations.

Application Process

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Research Grant application is an online format and can be accessed through the 2023 Online Grant Application Link. First time users must register. If you already have a user name and password, please note your existing login will be valid for one application in each funding year. Once you have registered your information will be retained each time you log in. You will be able to edit your application up to the date you choose to submit your application.

Applicants must obtain institutional approval from the University of Calgary prior to submitting their application to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Initiate required University of Calgary internal approvals by completing a Pre-Award/Application record in RMS (https://my.rms.ucalgary.ca/), attaching a PDF of your completed application (which can be downloaded from the online application portal), and submitting for approvals from your department head and/or faculty Associate Dean (Research). Please ensure that you allow time for academic approvals prior to the Research Services Office internal review deadline of 12:00pm MT, September 27, 2023.


10% of direct costs (excluding salary allocations).


Application deadlines

RSO detailed review deadline

September 18, 2023 - 12:00 PM

RSO final internal review deadline

September 27, 2023 - 12:00 PM

Program application deadline

October 2, 2023 - 3:00 PM


NOTE: Consult your Faculty Associate Dean (Research) (ADR) regarding Faculty-specific deadlines and submission processes.

Principal Investigators: Complete a Research Management System (RMS) record, including a copy of your complete application, and submit this for approvals in RMS.

Approvals: The University of Calgary requires that all funding applications be approved prior to submission. Approval requires signatures via either RMS or the RFAA Trainee form, in the following order:

  • Principal Investigator
  • Department Head
  • Faculty ADR/Dean
  • Research Services (on behalf of the Vice-President Research)

Read the Meaning of Grant Signatures policy to understand what your approval means. Please see the agency guidelines for details about which signatures are required on your application, as it may differ from internal requirements.

Late submissions: Late submissions will only be accepted in cases of medical or family emergencies, or other exceptional circumstances. If you submit your RMS record to Research Services after the internal deadline has passed, you must secure additional approvals. Please read: Late Applications Process.

Contact Details


2023 Grayson-Jockey Club Research Grants
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
Equine health and performance research
International Foundations