BCRC Call For Proposals: Proof of Concept Research and Clinical Trials


Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC)

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BCRC Proposals Related To Proof Of Concept Research And Clinical Trials


The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) invites proposals related to proof of concept research and clinical trials. 

With increased investment in research through the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-off, the BCRC has committed to provide research funding in two key areas that have previously had limited funding:

  1. Proof of Concept – proposals to help inform whether a concept is worth pursuing as a larger, more defined funding request
  2. 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

The purpose of this call is to fund proof of concept research and clinical trials that will lead to the achievement of objectives in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy and the National Beef Strategy. Leveraging producer check-off funds allocated to approved projects with other industry or government cash contributions is encouraged but not required for this call.


Any individual or organization (academic institution, private industry, government or not-for-profit/non-government organization) from Canada or elsewhere with 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.

Maximum Project Value

The total BCRC funding request must not exceed $50,000 regardless of project duration.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Six months to one year, however, projects that are longer in duration may be considered if rationale is provided.

Special Notes

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.

Internal Deadline

Please submit the proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Deadline to submit the proposal form to BCRC is October 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM MT

How to Apply

All call-related information can also be found on the BCRC website on the Forms and Downloads page.

For Questions, please contact

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

#180, 6815- 8th Street N.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7H7

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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