Scholarships and Student Programs

CPRC now offers two annual postgraduate scholarships.

The CPRC promotes succession in our poultry research community with its scholarship program. Specific program objectives are:

  • To encourage and support graduate students to carry out research in an aspect of poultry science
  • To build Canada’s intellectual capacity in poultry science
  • To promote graduate research in poultry science at Canadian universities

Details of the two scholarships are below:

CPRC Scholarship Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 poultry scholarship.

The CPRC offers a Postgraduate Scholarship Supplement. The Supplement is $5,000 per year. To be eligible, a student must be studying (or planning to study) some aspect of poultry science and must also hold a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) scholarship at the Masters or Doctoral level. Details of the program including eligibility criteria and application procedures can be found on the NSERC website.

In order to attract students from a wider pool, CPRC will now also accept applications from non-NSERC scholars. Applications to the CPRC Postgraduate Scholarship, also set at $5,000 per year, will be assessed using the same criteria as the Supplement above, but applicants will not be required to hold a NSERC scholarship. To be considered for the scholarship, please submit the following to CPRC:

  • a completed CPRC Postgraduate Scholarship application form;
  • up to date academic transcripts (these may follow your application by mail if necessary);
  • a two-page résumé describing your career goals and academic and extracurricular activities that support your interests in poultry research; and
  • a statement of endorsement from your research supervisor describing why you are particularly suitable for this award
  • Outline of Proposed Research (see application form)
  • Contributions and Statements (see application form)

Only one Scholarship or Supplement will be awarded each year.

Click here for information on past recipients of the CPRC Scholarship.


Aviagen Postgraduate Scholarship

Are you interested in pursuing a rewarding career in Poultry Genetics? If so, Aviagen® invites you to apply for a post-graduate scholarship in Poultry Genetics. This $5,000 annual award is intended to help graduates with a diploma in Poultry Science or related field pursue an advanced degree in Poultry Genetics.

As the world’s leading poultry breeding company, Aviagen is committed to helping you succeed as a student and future poultry industry professional. We develop pedigree lines for the production of commercial broiler chickens under the Arbor Acres®, Indian River®, and Ross® Rowan Range® and Specialty Males® brand names. This broad portfolio of broiler breeding stock is designed to meet the diverse needs of both traditional and niche markets worldwide. Aviagen employs more than 4,600 people and has a distribution network serving customers in more than 100 countries.

To be considered for the scholarship, please submit the following:

  • a completed CPRC Postgraduate Scholarship application form;
  • up to date academic transcripts (these may follow your application by mail if necessary);
  • a two-page résumé describing your career goals and academic and extracurricular activities that support your interests in poultry genetics research; and
  • a statement of endorsement from your research supervisor describing why you are particularly suitable for this award
  • Outline of Proposed Research (see application form)
  • Contributions and Statements (see application form)

 

We are not accepting applications at this time but check back as we will be holding another call for applications soon.

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Click here for information on past recipients of the Aviagen Postgraduate Scholarship.