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The Arthur W. Perdue – Poultry Science Association Foundation Fellowships are for a three-year period and intended to provide timely and relevant research of benefit to the poultry industry and to prepare the next generation of graduate scholars for careers in poultry science, education, and the poultry industry.
The Fellowship will commence in the Spring semester of 2020 and be awarded to an outstanding student in poultry sciences pursuing a PhD degree. The Fellowship will provide $150,000 in funding over a three-year period subject to satisfactory progress.
The priority emphasis of the Arthur W. Perdue Fellowship is to support graduate education and research in poultry house enrichment and welfare in broiler chickens. Innovative applied and basic aspects of poultry science will be considered.
The Merck Animal Health Graduate Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding student in poultry sciences pursuing a Ph.D. degree. The Fellowship provides funding over a three-year period subject to satisfactory progress. Innovative, applied, and basic aspects of poultry science will be considered including such areas as intestinal health, immunology, poultry pathology and disease, molecular biology, and vaccine technology and development.
An annual progress report will be required within three months of the first and second years of the project. A final report will be submitted within three months of project completion. The final report should provide a detailed description of the principal accomplishments and findings of the research and include a list of any publications produced including those submitted and In Press. It should include courses attended and grades achieved indicating educational achievement and describe any meetings attended to disseminate the results.?
Applications are accepted beginning August 15 and must be submitted before the deadline of September 30. The Fellowship commences on January 1 of the year immediately following the application period.
Current recipients of the Fellowships are: