The Poultry Protein & Fat Council of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association sponsors research relating to the rendering industry.
The poultry rendering industry produces poultry byproduct meal, feather meal, blood meal, and poultry fat. The council solicits research proposals that would develop new and increased utilization of these products by demonstrating their efficacy in poultry, aquaculture, livestock, and companion animal rations. Proposed research projects should be designed to provide information that has the potential to resolve real industry problems.
Evaluation of the proposals will be made by a Subcommittee on Technology approved by the Poultry Protein & Fat Council.
Guidelines for Evaluation:
The second page of a proposal is an abstract limited to one page of double-spaced typing. It should include the following:
(Every effort should be made to limit the number of pages of Items 1-6 to 10 or less.)
Please address each item of the format completely, but briefly. Reprints of scientific or popular articles by the investigator, dealing with prior research in the area of the proposal, are not required; however, if such reprints are supplied they will be passed on to the reviewers
Submit proposals to Paul Bredwell
Progress reports are required every six months. This can be a brief concise statement of progress toward the objectives of the project. This report does not need to include detailed charts or figures. A reminder of the progress reporting will be sent to the investigator just before the due date. If the progress report is more than 30 days late, an "alert" letter will be sent to the investigator and to the administrative office. Failure to reply within two weeks of this warning letter, a notification will be sent to the administrative officer and the investigator that no additional monies will be paid to that grant until the report has been received.
Final reports: A reminder will be sent to the investigator of the need to provide a final report at the completion date. Final reports are due within three months following completion of the research project as specified by the research proposal. If the final report has not been received in 90 days following the reminder notice, an "alert" letter will be sent to the investigator and the administrative office. Failure to reply within two weeks of this warning letter, a notification will be sent to the administrative officer and the investigator that no additional monies will be paid to that institution (or research organization) until the report has been received.
There are a few general guidelines in preparing the budget for research proposals to U. S. Poultry & Egg Association. Since our funds are limited, we desire to obtain as much information as possible from our research grants. The research objectives should be directed toward solving some problem, increasing the efficiency of production or improving the movement of product into the market.
The budget should reflect as accurately as possible the cost of doing the research. Salaries and fringe benefits to graduate students and student technical personnel who are active in the project are acceptable costs. However, salary and fringe benefits to professional staff members may not be a part of the research budget proposal.
It is the policy of the Poultry Protein & Fat Council to approve funding of direct costs only. The reason is simply because the association is limited on funds available and must use such funds to obtain maximum research efforts rather than contributing to the overhead of running the departments, paying administrative salaries and expenses. The board recognizes that the university or research organization does have such overhead expenses; however, such expenses are normally handled by other sources, regardless of researching a project for the association. The association, plus the state organizations, encourage the state legislative and federal agencies to provide monies for the running of the university system.
This policy has not diminished the number of requests for research funding. In research where a commercial machine or apparatus is used that may show a definite benefit to the purveyor of that equipment, grant money should not be used to purchase such machine. Since the manufacturer would benefit by the research, the equipment could be loaned or given by the manufacturer to the research.
There are four separate parts to the final research report. These are:
This Final Report should be loose, not bound. Please submit two copies.
This single page provides us with a means of filing and identifying the material. The arrangement of this page should be as follows:
This is a very important part of your final report and describes the potential usefulness of the research to the industry. It should briefly explain the conclusions that are drawn from the results. It should include few, if any, scientific tables, but an evaluation of potential in terms of economics, increased quality, better performance, etc. Dollar figures are always valuable.
The following format should be used:
The Scientific Report should be carefully written so as to substantiate the results and be of value to those who may wish to study the details of the experiment. There is no limit on the length of this report. The format is shown below.
Send the final report to:
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association
1530 Cooledge Road
Tucker, GA 30084-7303
Phone: (678) 514-1973
Fax: (770) 493-9257