Call for submissions for MSD Animal Health’s 2018 High Quality Pork PhD Award  

Submissions are now open for MSD Animal Health’s 2018 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award, to be granted to one recently graduated doctoral student in support of research in swine health, production and welfare.

The award recipient will present their research at the 2018 MSD Animal Health High Quality Pork Congresses in Asia, Europe and Americas, gaining exposure to a large global group of swine industry specialists. All trip expenses and an honorarium will be paid.

Eligible candidates must have completed doctoral (PhD) research for an applied project in either veterinary or animal science with an emphasis on swine and defended their doctoral degree in the past 12 months. Topics of interest include antibiotic reduction, welfare, precision medicine, infectious diseases such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv), porcine circovirus (PCV), Lawsonia and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. Hyo), and reproductive management. Candidate needs to be available to travel and present their research in 1Q18 (Asia); 3Q18 (Americas); and 4Q18 (Europe).

To apply, candidates must submit a 500-word summary of their research project and a letter describing why they deserve the award, along with a brief CV, to HQPorkAward@merck.com. Applications must be submitted by Dec 31, 2017.  The award recipient will be notified by Feb 15, 2018.

 

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