Beef Cattle Research Council: Two Calls for Letters of Intent (Research & KTT)


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

Beef Cattle Research Council


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

  1. Research ProjectsTechnology
  2. 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

Indirect Costs

15% (Research Call)

5% (KTT Call)

Project Duration

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.

Internal Deadline

A completed copy of the LOI, along with a signed OR-5 must be submitted to

External Deadline

Principal Investigator must submit completed LOI to

Internal Deadline

Applicants invited to the full proposal stage will be notified by October 1st, 2018. A copy of the completed application is due to one-week prior to the deadline to submit the full application to the sponsor.

External Deadline

Principal Investigator's invited to full application stage must submit completed full application package to

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).


For Questions, please contact

Beef Cattle Research Council

Office of Research

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

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