MSD Animal Health is to sponsor the 2018 High Quality Poultry Science Award, which will be granted to three recently graduated students in veterinary or animal science in support of research in poultry health, production and welfare.
The award recipients will present their research to a number of industry specialists at upcoming MSD Animal Health High Quality Poultry meetings to be held in Asia, the Americas, and Europe in 2018.
“MSD Animal Health is proud to invest in the future of young researchers,” said Taylor Barbosa, executive director, global poultry marketing, MSD Animal Health. “We believe this opportunity will help prepare students for their vital roles within the poultry industry and contribute to further innovation and advancements in poultry health and performance.”
Eligible graduates must have completed, at minimum, a master’s or doctoral degree in the past 12 months and have completed research for an applied project in either veterinary or animal science with an emphasis on poultry. Topics of interest include infectious diseases, vaccine development, poultry mite infestation control, gut health (coccidiosis, necrotic enteritis), welfare, hatchery, antibiotic reduction, food safety (salmonella, campylobacter), and environmental impact.
To apply, candidates must submit a 300-word summary of their research project, resume and a brief letter, no longer than 300 words, describing why their work contributes to the improvement of the poultry industry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted by April 27, 2018. The award recipients will be notified by June 1, 2018.
One student per region will be selected and must be available to travel and present their research in their respective regions in 3Q2018 (China), 3Q2018 (Argentina), and 4Q2018 (Europe). The company will assume responsibility for travel expenses incurred.