Iowa Egg Centre Seeks Research Submissions on Avian Flu

18 May 2015, at 12:00am

US - The Egg Industry Centre at Iowa State University is seeking pre-proposals to fund research related to the current avian influenza outbreak.

“Each year the center releases a request for proposals for research related to the egg industry,” said Professor Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Centre (EIC).

“Given the current status of the industry, this year the board felt the call needed to be focused specifically on research surrounding avian influenza.”

The deadline for pre-proposals is 3 June 2015. After a review of the pre-proposals, finalists will be notified to submit a full proposal for further consideration by the EIC board, which consists of producers, industry leaders and academic representatives from the US and Canada.

The EIC research grant program is intended to focus research on the top concerns in the egg industry while providing a platform to explore other opportunities for the industry’s future.

The Egg Industry Center aims to add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

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Click here to find out more about the EIC or to submit a proposal.