Each year the National Pork Board solicits research proposals dealing with pork production (environment, swine health) and pork products (quality, safety & nutrition). The documents below list specific areas of solicitation and serve as a record of research funding priorities for the past three years. Please contact the National Pork Board for more information on our research solicitation process.
Request for Letters of Intent
National Pork Board
Letter of Intent due: September 9th, 2014
Email LOI directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
HUMAN NUTRITION REQUEST FOR PRE-PROPOSAL – LETTER OF INTENT
The Pork Safety, Quality and Human Nutrition Committee is requesting pre-proposals in the following areas of HUMAN NUTRITION Research. The proposal process uses an initial letter of intent (LOI). The LOI will be used for initial screening. Projects that are selected from the LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal. Request for full proposal application will be made by the National Pork Board to the Principal Investigator. Specific research topics are listed below, not in priority order. All proposals submitted must address at least one of the specific research topics described below. Novel approaches and concepts are encouraged.
There is no exact funding limit for submitted proposals for 2015 funding, but the budget request should be appropriate and justified for the work that is being proposed. Researchers are encouraged to find co-funding or matching funds or in-kind contributions for the project when possible.
Proposals must be submitted in the attached Letter of Intent format to be considered. Projects may cover multiple-year efforts. For multi-year projects, project expected deliverables and budgets will be broken down by year. Proposals will be reviewed 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 inquiries regarding this solicitation can be directed to Adria Sheil-Brown by email email@example.com or by phone: 515/223-2632.
Proposals are solicited in the following areas. Proposals submitted that do not relate to these areas will not be evaluated, scored or considered for funding (the topics below are NOT listed in any priority order).
For the following research areas where dietary meat and pork especially is considered, stress accurate descriptions of all the meat products involved (red, processed, pork, fresh, etc.).
1) Protein in a Healthy Diet & Dietary Pork:
• Fresh, lean pork’s role in diet quality and health outcomes
2) Cardiometabolic Well-being & Dietary Pork:
3) Dietary Nutrients and Functions & Dietary Pork:
• Unique or novel approach to investigating the health effects of fresh pork consumption
• Intestinal health throughout the life cycle
The proposal process uses an initial letter of intent (LOI). The LOI will be used for initial screening. Projects that are selected from the LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal. Request for full proposal application will be made by the National Pork Board to the Principal Investigator by Oct 8th, 2014. Full application will be due to National Pork Board by November 18th, 2014. The LOI is limited to 2 pages, single spaced, 11-point Calibri font. The 2-page LOI should contain the following:
Heading – Letter of Intent (LOI) to NPB – Nutrition Research
• Project Title
• Principal Investigator Name & Institution & Email address
• Brief background / Statement of Purpose (briefly stated)
• Hypothesis / Specific Aims (briefly stated)
• Experimental Approach (briefly stated)
• Expected Outcomes & Importance / Relevance to NPB
• Projected Timeframe and Estimate of Total Cost