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EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow

The Foundation established the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow Scholarship in 2011 to emphasize the importance of equine research and to reward researchers for their contributions. The scholarship awards a research fellow to a worthy applicant working on a career in equine research. This fellow will be awarded to an individual AAEP member graduate or resident who is completing their residency or a graduate program while participating in equine research.

The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, the only national animal welfare charity in the United States 100% dedicated to protecting America's horses and strengthening the bond between people and horses.

Award: At minimum of one (1) scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded. In addition, if the recipient attends the awards presentation during the AAEP Annual Convention, they also will receive a $500 travel stipend.

Who is Eligible? (All below are required)

  • Must be a DVM or equivalent (e.g. VMD, BVMS, BVSc, MVB, DMV) trainees in a graduate program (masters or doctoral), residency training program, or a research fellowship program;
  • Must be an AAEP member with membership paid through June 30, 2022;
  • The eligible researcher must be mentored by a veterinary researcher on the faculty at a University or in practice.
  • The post-doctoral training program must have a substantial equine research component.


  • Preference may be given to those applying from AVMA-accredited veterinary colleges.
  • DVM/Ph.D. combined program candidates at AVMA-accredited veterinary colleges also considered.
  • The post-doctoral training program must have a substantial equine research component.
  • Tenure-track or career-track faculty support is not the goal of this fellow.


 Apply: Application will be available Summer 2022