National Pork Board (NPB) – Special Call for Proposals 2016: International Trade


National Pork Board (NPB)


Special Call for Proposals 2016: International Trade

For More Information

Please see the sponsor’s website for more information including the Instructions & Format document and the Application website.


The National Pork Board is soliciting research proposals in the category of International Trade:  Variety Meat Microbiological and Residue Study of Products for Human Consumption in Export Markets.  The purpose of the research requested here is to determine current microbiological and chemical residue status of pork offal products destined for export to allow for establishment of a baseline industry benchmark related to safety and quality.
NPB is requesting proposals for a comprehensive microbiological and residue survey of pork offal products, including but not limited to hearts, livers, lungs, kidneys, brains and intestines.  Preference will be given to projects that involve academic and commercial collaboration. Researchers can propose work as independent consultants or as part of a university.



Indirect Costs


Special Notes

Requests for second-year funding must be resubmitted.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Upon approval from the Office of Research Services, PI’s are to submit their application via the National Pork Board website.

For Questions, please contact

For questions specific to the content of the proposal:

Becca Nepple, Staff Member
National Pork Board
Tel: 515-223-2621

For questions specific to the Site & Submission Process:

Bev Everitt
National Pork Board
Tel: 515-223-2750

Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

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