Ontario Pork is pleased to announce 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. Specific details on what is expected can be found in the Outline for completion of the Ontario Pork LOI. 

Funding Available

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.The average project length is 2 years


Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Approval Form January 20 , 2020
Submission to Sponsor

(Letter of Intent)

October 18, 2019 4:30 PM
Submission to Sponsor

(Full Application)

January 27, 2020 4:30 PM

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
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  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.

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Internal Contacts

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