Egg Farmers of Canada Research Grant Program 2021

Sponsor

Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC).

Program

Research Grant Program

Description

Researchers are invited to complete and submit an online research application during Egg Farmers of Canada’s (EFC) call for Letters of Intent (LOI). To be considered for funding, research projects must align with the EFC research priorities, and have a practical application within the industry.

Egg Farmers of Canada is dedicated to supporting researchers and industry experts who conduct proactive research across a range of priorities. EFC’s 2021 call for Letters of Intent has placed emphasis on environment and sustainability and end of flock management. EFC's research priority areas for 2021 include:

  • Environment and sustainability
  • End of flock management
  • Innovative uses of eggs
  • Animal care science
  • Food safety
  • Human nutrition and health
  • Bird nutrition and health
  • Public policy and economics
  • Research gaps identified by the Code of Practice

Eligibility

To be considered for funding, research projects must align with EFC's research priorities, have a practical application within the industry and the Principal investigator (PI) must work full-time at a Canadian institution or organization. There are no specifications or requirements regarding the faculty or academic status of the PI. The PI, co-investigators and/or collaborators for each research project will be evaluated holistically to assess the strength of the research team and the expertise each member brings to the project. 

Funding Availability

There is no minimum or maximum limit to the amount of funds a PI can request for a research project. Total amount of funds requested of EFC is taken into consideration along with other important criteria, including alignment of the project with EFC’s research priorities and their practical application to the industry and to consumers. Applicants with other funding sources will be given priority consideration. 

Indirect Costs

0%.

Project Duration

There is no limitation to the length or duration of a project funded through EFC’s research program. Past projects have ranged from one year to as many as four years. Regardless of length, timeliness is considered at the evaluation phase, and clear milestones and deadlines must be outlined for each project.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

Please submit a PDF copy of the LOI, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

LOI due to sponsor through EFC's website.

Qualified applicants are then invited to submit a full research proposal. Please inform research.services@uoguelph.ca if you are invited to submit a full proposal.

How to Apply

Researchers are invited to complete and submit a LOI through the Egg Farmers of Canada's website during the call for LOIs. Review the fact sheetapplicant information package and EFC's research summary for more information about the research funding program and how to apply.

For Questions, please contact

Egg Farmers of Canada
research@eggs.ca

Office of Research

Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x53429
knoxva@uoguelph.ca

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Disciplines:
Health and Life Sciences