|The USPOULTRY industry research grants program encompasses all segments of broiler, turkey, and commercial egg operations. To date over $30 million has been invested in the association's research program. Use the tabs below for abstract submission details or to search for completed research abstracts.
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is dedicated to the growth, progress, and welfare of the poultry industry and all of its individual and corporate interests. The promotion of problem-related research and the concomitant training of graduate students is high on the association's agenda.
Each year, the association allocates approximately $1,000,000 for the funding of research projects that benefit the poultry and egg industry. Research results are publicized in the industry press and made available to potential users.
Who selects the projects that are funded?
The committee's recommendations are referred to the association's board of directors for funding. Currently approximately 16 percent of proposals submitted to USPOULTRY are recommended for funding by the committee.
How can the money be used??
Are there guidelines to follow?
The outcome of the preproposal review will be one of three responses:
Full proposals should be prepared according to published USPOULTRY guidelines. All proposals should be written with minimal jargon so that professionals from all disciplines can understand them. Successful proposals are directed toward an important industry problem; clearly written with well-defined objectives; and reasonably priced with realistic budgets. Most of the proposals selected for funding have a budget of less than $80,000 and a timeline of 1-2 years.
If submitting a proposal, 3 copies of the full proposal must be mailed or sent via overnight delivery to arrive by the deadline. The full proposal must also be submitted via email in PDF FORMAT to email@example.com. Please mail proposals to the following address:
Submit proposals to:
In what format should I submit my proposal?
FOR MAILED COPIES: If a cover letter is included, and the Applicant wishes it reviewed by the committee, then a copy of the letter should be attached to each proposal. Reprints of scientific or popular articles written by the investigator, dealing with prior research in the area of the proposal, are not required; however, if such reprints are supplied they will be circulated to the reviewers. Three (3) copies should be supplied; each reprint clipped to the accompanying proposal.
FOR EMAILED COPIES: THE PROPOSAL SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN PDF FORMAT AS ONE COMPLETE DOCUMENT. Cover letters, article reprints, letters of support, etc. should be included as a part of the complete PDF submission. If multiple documents are provided, only the proposal will be reviewed.
Please address each item of the format completely, but briefly:
If the project will be administered by a university or an experiment station official, give the name and address of the official.
A brief statement of the industry problem to be investigated;
All deadlines are for arrival in the USPOULTRY office by close of business (5:00 p.m. EDT) on the date indicated. Preproposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Preproposal" shown as the subject line. PREPROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by return email, please contact us immediately.
Spring 2018 Competition:
Fall 2018 Competition:
There are four separate parts to the final research report. All four parts MUST be included to be accepted. These are:
Final Reports must be submitted via email in MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT. They should be sent to Dr. John Glisson at email@example.com and Debbie Jorgensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please submit two copies via U.S. Postal Service or overnight delivery. This Final Report should be stapled or clipped, not bound. Final reports can be sent to this address:
Submit final reports to:
(1) Cover Sheet
(2) Industry Summary (One Page)
(3) Scientific Report
(4) List of Presentations and Publications
Identified Research Needs (2017)
What needs have been identified?
USPOULTRY realizes that new issues are always emerging and that scientists may see the importance of a potential problem that has not been recognized or cited as an industry research need. USPOULTRY invites proposals that address problems outside the industry lists but urges the submitter to provide ample background and justification to explain the need for the research.
USPOULTRY Accepting Nominations for Charles Beard Research Excellence Award
USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation are accepting nominations from colleges and universities for the Charles Beard Research Excellence Award through July 1. The goal of this award is to recognize outstanding completed research projects, funded by USPOULTRY or the USPOULTRY Foundation, which have made a significant positive impact on the poultry industry. The nominee may be recognized for multiple completed USPOULTRY research projects, all focused on the same subject area.
Nominations can be solicited from the universities and research institutions that conduct poultry research, as well as from anyone in the research community or any USPOULTRY member, staff, and sponsored committee. Self-nominations are also allowed. Nominations should focus on research projects completed within the past five years, but may include projects completed at an earlier time if a project’s impact has only recently become recognized.
The recipient of the Charles Beard Research Excellence Award will be the primary researcher who conducted the recognized research project(s) and will receive round-trip transportation to and two nights lodging at the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, GA. A cash prize of $1,500 will also be awarded.
The award will be presented at the IPPE at the International Poultry Scientific Forum. The award will be presented by Dr. Beard and the Chairman of the Foundation Research Advisory Committee (FRAC).
To submit a nomination, please send a letter to John Glisson (email@example.com), which includes the nominee's name, a brief description of the nominee's research accomplishments and the impact of the research. It is not necessary to include the titles or dates of research grants. USPOULTRY staff can supply those details to the nomination.
USPOULTRY and its Foundation operate a comprehensive research program incorporating all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. Since the inception of the research program, USPOULTRY has reinvested more than $25 million dollars into the industry in the form of research grants, with the International Poultry Expo, part of IPPE, as the primary source for the funding. More than 50 universities and federal and state facilities have received grants over the years.
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today's poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Founded in 1947, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is based in Tucker, GA.
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