Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. has announced its annual call for proposals for PRRS (porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome) research to further knowledge on this “costly, frustrating challenge to the global swine industry,” the company says.

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 1 of each year.

Boehringer Ingelheim will provide three, $25,000 awards to the winning proposals for PRRS research in North America. Candidates include graduate students, academic researchers, company or private researchers and practicing veterinarians.

Announcement of the 2014 Advancement in PRRS Research Award recipients will be made at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians annual conference on March 3, 2014 in Dallas, TX.

Once the three winning year-long research projects are completed and submitted for peer review, the PRRS Research Review Board will conduct a second evaluation. Once accepted for publication, the first place recipient will receive an additional $5,000; second place, $3,000 and third place, $1,000.

For more information, visit http://us.boehringer-ingelheim.com.