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 2017 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.