The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) and Alberta Beef Producers (ABP)
2019 Research Call and 2019 Technology Transfer Call
For More Information
The Beef Cattle Research Council and Alberta Beef Producers invites Letters of Intent (LOIs) for:
Research Projects: Priorities include Beef Quality & Food Safety, Feed & Forage Productivity, and research to support Improvements in Productivity.
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
Research Call - 15%
Tech Transfer Call - 5%
Up to 3 years in length.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will be notified by September 13, 2019. A copy of the completed application is due to firstname.lastname@example.org one-week prior to the deadline to submit the full application to BCRC.
Applicants invited to the full application stage must submit the Proposal Form, Proposal Budget, Signature document, and CV's for research team to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
|Research Call for LOIs||168.79 KB|
|Research Call - Instructions and Guidelines||155.16 KB|
|Tech Transfer Call for LOIs and Instructions and Guidelines||130.3 KB|
|Research Call - LOI Template||2.04 MB|
|Tech Transfer Call - LOI Template||3.54 MB|