Pork Checkoff Funded Research Grants due May 19

The Pork Safety, Quality and Human Nutrition Committee is requesting proposals in the following area only. Specific research topics are listed below, not in priority order. All proposals submitted must address at least one of the specific research topics of interest described below. Novel approaches and concepts to the research topics are encouraged.

There is no exact funding limit for submitted proposals, but the budget request should be appropriate and justified for the work that is being proposed. Researchers are encouraged to find matching funds or in-kind contributions to the project. Multi-disciplinary proposals are encouraged.

Proposals must be submitted in the designated format to be considered. Projects may cover multiple-year efforts. For multi-year projects, project expected deliverables and budgets should be broken down by year. Proposals will be reviewed by panels for scientific soundness and for industry priority. Proposals may be returned to the investigator with suggested/requested revisions prior to making a final funding decision. Funding for accepted projects will follow final approval by the National Pork Board. Further enquiries regarding this solicitation can be directed to Dr. Steve Larsen by email: or by phone: 515/223-2754.

The application deadline is Tuesday, May 19 – 5:00 PM CST. For more info, please refer to RFPs and Instructions and Format at Pork Checkoff.