2017 High Quality Salmon Science Award

Objective – To award one recently-graduated student with a presentation of their research at the 2017 MSD Animal Health High Quality Salmon Congress in Scotland, UK.


• Candidate completed, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in the past 12 months

• Candidate completed an applied project in either Veterinary or Animal Science with emphasis on Salmonid aquaculture

• Topics of Interest:

o Antibiotic Reduction

o Welfare

o Precision Medicine

o Innovations in Aquaculture

o Parasite challenges and solutions

o Infectious diseases such as pancreatic disease (PD), Moritella, Cardiomyopathy syndrome (CMS), and Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI)

• Candidate needs to be available from May 30-June 1, 2017 and able to travel to Scotland


• Present research at the 2017 MSD High Quality Salmon Congress

• All trip expenses will be paid.

Benefits for award recipient

• Exposure of research to a large Global group of Aquaculture industry specialists

Application Requirements

• A 300 word summary of research project

• Justification letter, no longer than 300 words, that describes why you deserve this award

• A single-page resume that includes place of study, year of graduation, current address, current place of employment (if applicable), and any other relevant experience


• Submission deadline is midnight EST on April 7th, 2017 to HQAquaAward@merck.com

All applications will be reviewed by the MSD Animal Health Global Aquaculture team, to select the topic best suited to this year’s High Quality Salmon Congress.

Award Recipient will be notified by May 1st, 2017.