Ontario Pork Call for Research 2022


Ontario Pork


Ontario Pork Call for Proposals 2022


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 objective: “Test potential improvements to swine industry practices”.

All research projects that align with this 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 an indication of input or support of a project from swine industry members outside of academia.

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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.


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

Internal Deadline

PI to submit copy of LOI and budget template along with a completed OR-5 to: research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

PI to submit LOI through the LRIC System.


Internal Deadline

Full Proposal: Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will be notified the week of December 13, 2021. If invited, PI to submit copy of full proposal and budget to research.services@uoguelph.ca by January 10, 2022.

External Deadline

Full Proposal: If invited, PI to submit full proposal to Ontario Pork electronically through the LRIC System.

How to Apply

Letters of intent should be completed electronically through the Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation’s website. Prior to applying, applicants should review Ontario Pork’s conditions of funding approval. The submission documents are available on the Ontario Pork website. 

For Questions, please contact

Ontario Pork

Please direct any questions pertaining to the research funding process of Ontario Pork to Cristiane Mesquita by email at cristiane.mesquita@ontariopork.on.ca or by phone at 519-767-4600 ext. 1205. Questions regarding the LRIC application system should be directed to Jean Howden at Jhowden@livestockresearch.ca.

Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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