Egg Farmers of Canada - Special Call for Research Proposals


Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC)


Poultry Research Cluster (administered by the Canadian Poultry Research Council)

For More Information

For more information on this call for proposal please visit the Egg Farmers of Canada website.


Egg Farmers of Canada is holding a special call for research proposals, for submission as part of the Poultry Research Cluster. The Cluster, administered by the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC), provides an opportunity for eligible projects to receive federal funding in addition to industry funding.

Researchers are invited to complete and submit our full proposal funding application form during this special call for proposals. To be considered for funding, research projects must align with the outlined research priorities:

Hen welfare

  • Hen behaviour and health in alternative housing systems, including housing system design, management and production practices, and pullet rearing
  • End of flock management, including catching, loading and transport, and on-farm depopulation

Hen health

  • Disease
  • Gut health
  • Dietary ingredients

Environment and sustainability

  • Production practices and technologies that decrease environmental impact and increase sustainability

NOTE: Research should focus on alternative housing systems to align with the industry-wide transition away from conventional housing systems.


Principal Investigator must work full-time in a Canadian institution or organization.

Indirect Costs



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

Internal Deadline

Please note full applications along with an OR-5 must be submitted to the Office of Research Services no later than 8:30am on Monday June 26th, 2017.

External Deadline

Researchers will be responsible for submitting full applications directly to the sponsor in accordance with the sponsor's submission guidelines.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please email Elyse Germain, Program and Policy Analyst at

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact

Elyse Germain
Program and Policy Analyst

Office of Research

Angela Vuk, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x55026

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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