The Pork Safety, Quality and Human Nutrition Committee is requesting pre-proposals in the three areas of HUMAN NUTRITION Research listed below. The proposal process uses an initial Letter Of Intent (LOI). The LOI must be submitted by September 12, 2017 to be considered. Projects that are selected from the LOIs will be invited to submit a full proposal by November 14, 2017. Request for full proposal application will be made by the National Pork Board to the Principal Investigator. Specific research topics are listed below; the order of the topics is not an indication of priority. 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 2018 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.