Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC)
- Proof of Concept - proposals to help inform whether a concept is worth pursuing as a larger, more defined funding request
- Clinical Trials - proposals to validate practices or technologies that have been discovered through research projects and/or to facilitate the adaptation of technologies utilized in other sectors, commodities, or countries
- Is this valuable to the Canadian beef industry?
- Does this project have scientific merit?
- What is the potential for this concept/technology should this project prove it to be successful?
- Does this align with the priorities and outcomes as outlined in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy?
Any individual or organization (academic institution, private industry, government or not-for-profit/non-government organization) with the ability and/or a track record of success in carrying out research projects in areas relevant to the Canadian beef industry is eligible to apply.
Match funding is encouraged but not required for proposals submitted under this call. Ideally this funding would be leveraged by other government and/or industry funds to leverage check-off investments. This funding is intended for short-term, small-scale projects and NOT to add financial support to existing funding for ongoing projects.
Maximum Project Value
The BCRC has committed funding to short-term projects in these two areas, with a maximum of $50,000 per project regardless of duration.
Project duration should not exceed six months to one year unless a clear rationale can be provided demonstrating the need for a longer timeframe.
Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
- Instructions and Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal – Proof of Concept
- Proposal Form – Proof of Concept
- Approvals and Signatures – Proof of Concept
Information For Co-applicants
If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).