Baker Institute for Animal Health


Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Fellowship Program

The Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Fellowship Program at Cornell University provides support for short-term educational experiences in academic equine medicine for veterinary students.  Fellowships are offered in the Equine Genetics Center in the laboratories of Dr. Doug Antczak or Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle at the Baker Institute.  The purpose of the Fellowships is to enable students with an interest in research careers to participate actively in cutting-edge investigations in equine medicine.

Havemeyer Fellows undertake mentored research projects and assist with routine herd health treatments, clinical reproduction, or field studies.  In 2018, laboratory research will include the Horse Genome Project, investigations of equine pregnancy immunology, studies of immunity to equine herpes virus, and equine stem cell biology.

Fellowship conditions and eligibility

Students in Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in North America and abroad are eligible to apply. The Fellowship term is 10 weeks, with a flexible start date for any consecutive 10 week period between May and September.  Stipend support is $5,000.  Fellowship participants may be eligible for academic credit through their home institution.  Housing is not provided, but readily available near campus.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications is Monday, January 15, 2018, with notification on or before February 2, 2018.

To apply, please send the following materials to Ms. Sue Williams (

  • A letter describing your interests and experiences (limit 2 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) with grade point average (GPA) and results of standardized tests (e.g., US Graduate Record Exam or foreign equivalent)
  • Name, address, e-mail, fax, and telephone number for two professional references who would be willing to write a letter of recommendation upon request.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Sue Williams (, 607-256-5601 
Baker Institute for Animal Health
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853

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