The Horserace Betting Levy Board is inviting applications for a new Equine Post Doctoral Fellowship award to commence in 2016.   

The HBLB is looking for exceptional PhDs, with a veterinary degree recognised by the RCVS, and with the skills and aptitude to develop an academic or clinical academic career in equine veterinary sciences with particular focus on Thoroughbred racing, breeding and rearing. 

The Equine Post Doctoral Fellowship, tenable for three years, will be available to individuals with a named sponsor at a host institute within Great Britain.   The HBLB’s eligibility criteria will apply to any individual selected.

The Fellowship award is aimed at candidates seeking to begin a career in research or, alternatively, already holding a University position, but wishing to take a three year secondment to focus on research.

One of the HBLB’s statutory functions is to apply levy income for purposes conducive to the advancement or encouragement of veterinary science or veterinary education.

Applications will be subject to the normal HBLB review and evaluation process.

The deadline for applications for the Fellowship is 2pm on Monday 29th June 2015.

All HBLB awards for 2016 will be approved in mid-December 2015.

The award for a Fellowship is £35,256 for the first year, rising to £37,394 for the final year, plus £15,000 for each of the three years to cover expenses such as direct research costs and travel.

The application form and guidance pack are available for download from the ‘Advancing Veterinary Science and Education’ section on www.hblb.org.uk.

For further information please contact Annie Dodd, Grants Manager at the Levy Board, on:

020 7333 0043 extension 73 or equine.grants@hblb.org.uk.