August 10 Set as Application Deadline For Research Fellowships
The Foundation For The Horse and the EQUUS Foundation joined together to establish the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows program in 2011 to emphasize the importance of equine research, to reward researchers for their contributions, and to meet the increasing need to train future equine veterinary researchers.
In addition to the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellowship, The Foundation for the Horse offers a Foundation for the Horse Research Fellowship and an AAEP Past Presidents' Research Fellowship. The fellowships emphasize the importance of assisting equine researchers in their exploration of horse health care topics.
"Companion animals - dogs, cats, and horses - play a central role in our quality of life," said Jenny W. Belknap, chair, EQUUS Foundation. "Horses thrill us as athletes, grace our lives as companions, instill confidence and teamwork in equestrians of all ages, and perform miracles for people with special needs. The impact of horses on our well-being is significant. It is crucial now, more than ever before, that we continue to improve their health and welfare."
These annual fellowships are awarded to American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) member veterinarians who are beginning their careers in equine research in graduate school. Ideal candidates for the research fellows are graduates of an AVMA-accredited school/college of veterinary medicine who have experience conducting equine research and are nearing completion of a residency or doctoral program.
Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $500 stipend to attend the presentation of the award during the AAEP's 68th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, November 18–22, 2022. Applicants who are seeking funding for their research project or have secured funding from other organizations are eligible to apply, as the scholarships focus on supporting the researcher, not the project.
The deadline to apply is August 10. You can view past EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows here. For fellowship descriptions and application information, please visit the AAEP website here.
ABOUT EQUUS FOUNDATION: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, is the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses from peril and strengthening the bond between people and horses. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: email@example.com, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR THE HORSE: Established in 1994, The Foundation for the Horse is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to improving the welfare of the horse through Education, Research, and Benevolence. Governed and stewarded by world-renowned equine veterinarians and equine stakeholders, The Foundation in 2021 awarded over $1 million in scholarships and grants to impact equine health and well-being throughout the U.S. and developing countries. To learn more, visit www.foundationforthehorse.org.