Perdue Farms, Inc. has historically been an active partner in the Poultry Science Association and strong supporter of research and education for young people involved in Poultry Science. Establishing this fellowship to address a critical issue facing the poultry industry today reinforces the leadership position which the Perdue Foundation has taken in prior years and will ensure future leadership for the entire 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. Priority emphasis for the proposed research project will focus on poultry house enrichment and welfare in broiler chickens. Innovative applied and basic aspects of poultry science will be considered. The proposed research should be focused upon the impact of the experimental design parameters on behavior and physiology of poultry included in the study as well as additional welfare parameters identified during the duration of the study.The information derived from the research conducted by the Arthur W. Perdue Graduate Fellow will ensure that the poultry systems adopted as a result of this fundamental research have a sound basis in scientific principles.
The selected graduate student will be directed in their study of poultry enrichment and welfare by a faculty mentor and advisory committee to include a Perdue Farms, Inc. scientist.
Applications should be made online to Dr. Tom Porter, Chair of the Perdue Graduate Poultry Research Fellowship Committee at the link below.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.
Selection of the PhD Award recipient is anticipated by January 1, 2020.