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.
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.
PI to submit LOI through the LRIC System.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2022.
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.