Canadian Poultry Research Council - 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
Application form for Letter of Intent


The Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) made changes for the 2016 call and will maintain these changes for the 2017 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 2016 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 2017 call for LOIs encompasses the three categories and their priorities that are identified below.

Research Categories and Priorities – 2017 Call

Food Safety
Research Priorities Included in Category

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

Poultry Health and Welfare
Research Priorities Included in Category

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

Productivity and Sustainability
Research Priorities Included in Category

  • 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 per investigator. Collaboration among multiple investigators working towards a common objective(s) is encouraged. Budgets exceeding $60,000 per investigator 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

Examples of previously funded projects, grouped by the pre-2017 research categories, are available on the CPRC website ( at the Programs section.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) from Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) is included with this Call for LOIsLOI submissions are to be submitted to CPRC but clearly identified as being in response to the CFC Request for Proposals.Details of the 2017 RFP, application instructions, and description of review process are available here.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit the complete LOI form along with a signed OR-5 form to

External Deadline

Please email your completed LOI in Word format to 

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 3, 2017. 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 a 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 3, 2017, however signed hard copies need not arrive by that date.

Applicants will be notified if they are invited to submit a full application for review.

For Questions, please contact

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

Carolyn Osborn, Director, Grants & Contracts
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52935

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