Chicken Farmers of Canada - Request for Proposals 2022


Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC).


Chicken Farmers of Canada Request for Proposals.

For More Information

For full program details and how to apply, please visit the CFC Request for Proposals web-page.


Each year, CFC invites researchers to submit an application for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for research in areas of particular interest to the chicken industry. This year CFC is partnering with Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) for one of the RFPs. TFC is committed to funding research to keep pace with changes on-farm and in the marketplace, maintain consumer expectations, and provide a high-quality and healthy product to Canadians.
The objective of this RFP is to solicit letters of intent for:
  1. Development of a novel and efficacious vaccine strategy for the prevention of avian pathogenic E.coli infection.
  2. Investigating the source of Darkling beetles on Canadian broiler and turkey farms and determining the impact of common commercial pesticides (Tempo or others) vs balEnce™ (a biopesticide) on their prevalence. 

Funding Availability

This project funding is separate to that provided by the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC). CFC’s contribution to the proposal will be limited to a maximum of $50,000 per project, with TFC contributing an additional $10,000 for research on darkling beetles, for a total of $60,000. Industry dollars, whether from CFC, TFC 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



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

Internal Deadline

Please submit a copy of the LOI, along with an OR-5 Form to

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 us.

How to Apply

CFC and TFC are requesting that interested applicants follow the submission guidelines as detailed in the CPRC's Call for Letters of Intent (dated December 2021). All proposals must be received complete no later than May 27th, 2022.

While this is a separate RFP, CFC and TFC will be using the same review process as is currently used by CPRC. CPRC will also be acting as the administrator for this project on behalf of CFC and TFC, and all contracts and reporting mechanisms will be as per CPRC protocols and policies. The successful proposal will be selected on overall value and will be at the discretion of the CFC and TFC Board of Directors.

For Questions, please contact

Inquiries to this request for proposal should be directed towards:

Christine Power, Director of Animal Care & Sustainability
Chicken Farmers of Canada

Submissions should be provided directly to the Canadian Poultry Research Council:
Bruce Roberts,  Executive Director
Canadian Poultry Research Council

Office of Research

Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x53429

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