Ontario Pork - 2018/19 Call for Proposals


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Ontario Pork - Fall 2018 Call for Proposals


Ontario Pork is pleased to announce a Fall 2018 Call for Proposals. Ontario Pork recently completed a review of their research priorities and shifted focus from a priorities list to the overarching research objective: “Test potential improvements to swine industry practices”. 
All research projects that align with this overarching objective will be considered, including, but not limited to, swine health, swine welfare, swine nutrition, swine husbandry, swine reproduction, barn design and management, employee health and safety, meat quality and safety, marketing and consumer trends and environmental and economic sustainability. Highest priority is given to projects that demonstrate scientific merit as well as strong identification of the benefit of project results to Ontario pork producers and indication of input or support of a project from swine industry members outside of academia. Specific details on what is expected can be found in the Outline for completion of the Ontario Pork LOI. 



Maximum Project Value

There is no maximum value for the total project request to Ontario Pork. Consideration should be given to the total amount available in the research fund, which is approximately $500,000 per year, with an average request of $60,000 per project. In addition it should be noted that for single or multi-year projects, the total request is deducted from the annual research budget of the year the applicant was granted funding. 

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

The average project length is two years. 


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

Internal Deadline

Letter of Intent (LOI): PI to submit copy of LOI and budget template along with complete OR5 to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Letter of Intent (LOI): Should be completed electronically through the Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation’s website. A guide for completing the LOI and the Ontario Pork Research Strategies document can be found within the application which is accessible at https://lric.smartsimple.ca . You will need to register on the site to access the application system.

Internal Deadline

Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will be notified the week of December 17, 2018. If invited, PI to submit copy of full proposal and budget to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

If invited, PI to submit full proposal to sponsor electronically through the Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation’s website. 

How to Apply

Letters of Intent must be completed electronically through the Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation’s (LRIC) application management system. The system can be found at: www.livestockresearch.ca/research/

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

Please direct any questions pertaining to research at Ontario Pork to Kathy Zurbrigg by email at kathy.zurbrigg@ontariopork.on.ca  or by phone at 519-767-4600 ext. 1208. 
Questions regarding the LRIC application system should be directed to Jean Howden at jhowden@livestockresearch.ca  or by phone at 519 767 8583.

Office of Research

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

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