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Clinical Scholarships

These awards support qualified veterinary surgeons to undertake specialised higher clinical or pathology training in equine veterinary science or medicine.

The application round for awards to start in 2025 is now open. Deadline for applications is 15 July 2024.

New for 2024

Applications for Clinical Scholarships will now be online. Apply using the following link:

Application information 

Guidelines for clinical scholarship application 
Please note that clinical scholarships are awarded to eligible institutes and applications must be made by the potential supervisor. HBLB does not make awards to students directly.

Institutes and supervisors 
• Awards may only be held by British University veterinary schools or research institutes.
• Private veterinary practices may also be involved with the scholarship, but are not eligible to host the award.
• The lead supervisor must be a salaried member of staff at an eligible institute.
• Co-supervisors on the scholarship may include vets in private practice and/or scientists working in other institutes.
• A maximum of three clinical scholarship applications may be submitted by any one eligible institute in any one year.

• Clinical scholar candidates must hold a veterinary degree recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
• At least two years of postgraduate clinical veterinary experience is required.
• Candidates should wish to pursue an equine orientated clinical career after completion of the award.

Training programme 
• Clinical scholarships are for 4 years, subject to satisfactory progress.
• Training programmes may be carried out in any discipline but are expected to have particular focus on the Thoroughbred racing or breeding horse.
• The award must lead to at least one higher qualification, such as a European Diploma or equivalent.

Value of awards 
• The annual grant for each year of the award is allocated between a stipend for the scholar and a contribution to expenses related to the scholarship. 


For further information, please contact the Equine Grants Team:

Tel: 020 7333 0043

Last Updated: 17 May 2024