Research Program

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. One of USPOULTRY's key strategic objectives is to increase the availability and constant improvement of the quality and safety of poultry products through comprehensive research.

Program Resources

Department Head: Dr. Denise Heard, Vice President, Research Programs, dheard@uspoultry.org

Program Overview

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) 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 are priorities for the association. Research results are publicized in the industry press and made available on the USPOULTRY website.

Comprehensive Research Program Competition

Information provided on this page includes dates, deadlines and guidelines for submitting your research preproposal and full proposal documentation to USPOULTRY for consideration.

Board Research Initiative (BRI) Competition

Information provided on this page includes dates, deadlines and guidelines for submitting your Board Research Initiative Competiton preproposal and Board Research Initiative Competiton final proposal documentation to USPOULTRY for consideration.

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 one or multiple completed USPOULTRY research projects.

Identified Research Needs

Proposed research projects should be designed to provide information that has the potential to resolve real industry problems. This list is organized by overall subject area. Items within each list are presented in priority order. The list is updated and revised every two years. The last update was in September, 2020.

Search Completed Abstracts

USPOULTRY maintains an index of completed research documentation that is searchable using our Completed Research Search Portal. Search by keyword or by month/year. Targeted keyword results are ranked by relevance to the topic searched for efficiency.