Ontario Pork Call for Proposals - 2024


Ontario Pork


Call for Proposals

For More Information

For complete program details and how to apply, please visit the Ontario Pork Call for Proposals web page.


Ontario Pork has announced a call for Letters of Intent (LOI) for research projects that focus on the Ontario swine industry and meet the overarching research objectives of:
  • Testing potential improvements to swine industry practices
  • Assessing greenhouse gas emissions from swine barns
  • Current trends in sow mortality and potential mitigation measures.
All research projects that align with these objectives 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 an 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.

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 and budget template along with a completed OR-5 to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Applicant to submit LOI through the LRIC application system.

Please note: the LOI results will be communicated by mid-December. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application in January. Please notify research.services@uoguelph.ca if you are invited to submit a full application.

Internal Deadline
Please submit the full application package to research.services@uoguelph.ca.
External Deadline

Applicant to submit full proposal through the LRIC application system.

Please note: applicants will be notified in mid-March of the full application results.

How to Apply

Submissions must be completed electronically through the LRIC application management system. If you have trouble accessing the LRIC application system, please contact Jean Howden at jhowden@livestockresearch.ca.

For Questions, please contact

Please direct any questions pertaining to the research funding process of Ontario Pork to Jessica Fox by email at jessica.fox@swinehealthontario.ca.

Questions regarding the LRIC application system should be directed to Jean Howden at jhowden@livestockresearch.ca.

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Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
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