Dr. James E. Corbin is recognized as the father of the modern pet food industry. Dr. Corbin received BS and MS degrees in animal science at the University of Kentucky and a PhD in animal nutrition and nutritional biochemistry from the University of Illinois. After spending nearly 20 years at Ralston Purina where he and colleagues revolutionized the way that pet foods were manufactured, Dr. Corbin joined the University of Illinois in 1973. It was at that time that he created a world-class companion animal research and teaching program, one that continues to be a world leader in the field today.
The Corbin Travel Scholarships are intended to support graduate students presenting their research findings at scientific conferences. Students currently seeking an MS or PhD degree in Animal Sciences, with an emphasis in companion animal nutrition, are eligible for this award. Students will be evaluated based on the research abstract submitted, previous presentations at scientific conferences, and the potential impact and/or benefits of attending the conference. Depending on eligible applications, up to two $1,000 awards will be made annually.
Deadlines: The application deadline is February 15 of each year.
Application materials: Students should submit the following by email to Dr. Kelly Swanson, firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 15th of each year:
Recipients will be chosen by a panel of companion animal nutrition faculty in the Department of Animal Sciences.