Beef Farmers of Ontario opens second call for proposals


Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO)


Beef Research Funding Program

For More Information

For more information on the second call for full proposals please visit the BFO website.


The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) is pleased to announce a second open call for full research proposals to the BFO Beef Research Program.

The overall goal of the BFO Beef Research Program is to increase the development, adaptation, assessment, and easy adoption of on-farm technologies that help beef producers respond to changing demands, and to quantify and investigate emerging issues of importance to the Ontario and broader Canadian beef industry.

Project proposals must fit within one or more of the outcomes identified under the 10 overarching beef research ‘themes’ outlined in the BFO Research Investment Strategy 2014-2020. However, for the purposes of this call preference will be given to project proposals that align with one or more of the following priority issues, listed in no particular order:

  • Alternative feeds/cost-benefit analysis of alternative feeds;
  • Cow productivity;
  • Evaluation of phosphorus risks for the Ontario beef industry under different management systems;
  • Alternatives to growth promotants;
  • Social value of the beef industry in Ontario;
  • Quantification of the value that cattle bring to the rural Ontario landscape.

Funding Availability

Total BFO research program project funding has been set at a maximum $200,000 per year for all projects subject to available BFO funding. (Multi-year projects do not count against annual budget).

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Projects must be completed by December 31, 2018.

Special Notes

Preference will be given to leveraged projects (1-to-1 or better) using cash contributions, although this is not a requirement.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application, along with an OR-5 form to

External Deadline

Researchers are responsible for submitting their application to the sponsor in accordance with the sponsor's submission guidelines.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit the registration page to receive a username and password.

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 (see 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 Farmers of Ontario
Michael Campbell

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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