Beef Cattle Research Council and Alberta Beef Producers: Two Calls for Letters of Intent (Research and Technology Transfer)


The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) and Alberta Beef Producers (ABP)


2019 Research Call and 2019 Technology Transfer Call

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Beef Cattle Research Council - Call for Letters of Intent


The Beef Cattle Research Council and Alberta Beef Producers invites Letters of Intent (LOIs) for:

  1. Research Projects: Priorities include Beef Quality & Food Safety, Feed & Forage Productivity, and research to support Improvements in Productivity.

  2. Technology Transfer and Production Economics Projects: The purpose of this targeted call for proposals is to enhance knowledge dissemination and technology transfer in key areas of the Canadian beef industry, including specific technology transfer objectives in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy.

The purpose of these two targeted calls is to achieve specific objectives in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy and the National Beef Strategy. These calls for research and technology transfer LOIs, expected to occur annually for research and bi-annually for technology transfer and production economics, are made possible by the recent increase in the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off in most provinces.

Approved projects, funded by Canadian cattle producers through the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off, will be required to use the industry funding to leverage additional funds from government or other funding organizations to fulfill project budgets.

Through extensive consultation with research teams and industry stakeholders to identify critical needs and key areas where the BCRC and ABP can have the greatest impact, target outcomes have been clearly defined for both calls. Please see the attached Guidelines documents for more information on priorities for both calls. 


Any individual or organization (academic institution, private industry, government or nongovernment 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

Please see attached guideline documents on specific calls for more information

Indirect Costs

Research Call - 15%

Tech Transfer Call - 5%

Project Duration

Up to 3 years in length. 


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit a completed copy of the LOI, including budget, along with a signed OR-5 to

External Deadline

Principal Investigator must submit the completed LOI package to

Internal Deadline

Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will be notified by September 13, 2019. A copy of the completed application is due to one-week prior to the deadline to submit the full application to BCRC. 

External Deadline

Applicants invited to the full application stage must submit the Proposal Form, Proposal Budget, Signature document, and CV's for research team to Please see each call's Guidelines Documents for more information on Full Proposal requirements.

How to Apply

LOIs must be prepared on the appropriate form provided by the BCRC and submitted in electronic format to prior to the deadline.

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).


For Questions, please contact

For questions related to either of these calls, please contact BCRC at

Office of Research

Amy Bossaer, Senior Grants and Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x58613

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