Beef Cattle Research Council
Research Projects - Research projects one to three years in length may be submitted. Extended durations are discouraged but may be granted on a case by case basis when clearly justified. Researchers early in their career are encouraged to apply as a principle investigator. Priorities include Beef Quality & Food Safety, Feed & Forage Productivity, and research to support Improvements in Productivity. Refer to the documents below for more information.
Technology Transfer and Production Economics (KTT) - Proposed projects are up to two years in length may be submitted. The BCRC will provide a maximum of 50% of the project budget, with a maximum BCRC contribution of $50,000 per project.
For More Information
The Beef Cattle Research Council invites Letters of Intent (LOIs) for:
- Research ProjectsTechnology
- Transfer and Production Economics Projects (KTT)
The purpose of these two targeted calls is to achieve objectives in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy and the National Beef Strategy. These new calls for research and technology transfer LOIs, expected to occur annually, 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 needed funds from government or other funding organizations.
Through extensive consultation with research teams and industry stakeholders to identify critical needs and key areas where the BCRC can have the greatest impact, target outcomes have been clearly defined 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
15% (Research Call)
5% (KTT Call)
Projects will commence no earlier than April 1, 2019 and must be completed by March 31, 2022
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 October 1st, 2018. 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 the sponsor.
How to Apply
See the attached 'BCRC Instructions for submitting Letters of Intent and Proposals' for the two specific calls.
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).