Canadian Poultry Research Council - 2019 Call for Letters of Intent


Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC)


Call for Letters of Intent

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CPRC - Call for Letters of Intent


The Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) made changes for the 2016 call and will maintain these changes for the 2019 call.  The research categories previously used were unable to accommodate some new initiatives in poultry research (i.e.: climate change, smart agriculture, precision agriculture).  The CPRC Board of Directors decided that the ad hoc category that was originally designed to fill these gaps was not as effective as it has been in the past.  The Board established a three-category approach for the call designed to accommodate both ongoing research issues and respond to evolving areas of research.  Specific priority areas and desired research outcomes, most included in the 2012 National Research Strategy for Canada’s Poultry Sector, have been identified within the categories.

The 2019 call for LOIs encompasses the three categories and their priorities that are identified below.

Food Safety

  • Food Safety
  • Economic Viability
  • Animal Health Products
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Smart Agriculture (Not in 2012 Strategy)

Poultry Health and Welfare

  • Poultry Health
  • Poultry Welfare
  • Economic Viability
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Animal Health Products
  • Smart Agriculture (Not in 2012 Strategy)

Productivity and Sustainability

  • Food Security and Affordability
  • Economic Viability
  • Environment
  • Functional and Innovative Poultry Products
  • Poultry Feedstuffs
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Animal Health Products
  • Smart Agriculture (Not in 2012 Strategy)
  • Precision Agriculture (Not in 2012 Strategy)
  • Climate Change (Not in 2012 Strategy)

Maximum Project Value

Applicants should limit their requests from CPRC to a maximum total of $60,000. Budgets exceeding $60,000 should be discussed with the CPRC office before submitting an application for evaluation.

Industry dollars, whether from CPRC or other industry sources, must be matched with non-industry dollars at a ratio of at least 1:1. Higher leverage ratios are preferred. 

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

LOIs will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Scientific concept and approach: The proposal must be scientifically sound, technically feasible, and promise either to generate new knowledge or to apply existing knowledge in an innovative manner.
  • Industry impact: The proposal must identify how the work will benefit the poultry industry, especially in terms of helping industry reach its research target outcomes, and should outline any additional potential social and/or economic benefits that will be realized in Canada.
  • Knowledge transfer and commercialization: The proposal should describe how outcomes of the work will be shared with the research community and how it might be utilized by industry, including suggestions on how the resulting technology might be commercialized.

Collaboration among scientists and institutions is encouraged and will be a consideration during the review process.

All applicants will be informed of the CPRC Board decision to accept or reject the LOI after each of the internal and peer review steps identified above


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit the completed LOI form along with a signed OR-5 form to the Office of Research Services at

External Deadline

Please submit your completed LOI in Word format to You will receive an email notification of receipt within two days of submitting your application. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact CPRC.

How to Apply

Please use the CPRC LOI form for your submission. Instructions on completing the form are included in that document.

Please email your completed LOI in Word format to by 5:00 pm EST February 1, 2019. If you do not receive email confirmation of your submission within two business days, contact the CPRC office.

If your completed LOI does not already include the Applicant's signature, please also forward a signed electronic scan with a signature to or hard copy to:

Canadian Poultry Research Council
350 Sparks Street Suite 1007
Ottawa, ON K1R 7S8

Your electronic submission is due February 1, 2019, however signed hard copies need not arrive by that date.


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Inquiries regarding this call for Grant Applications should be directed to Dr. Bruce Roberts via email at or phone at 613-566-5916.

Office of Research

Amy Bossaer, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x58613

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