Attn Researchers And Extension Agents: BCRC Opens Two Calls For Expressions Of Interest

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Retrieved: February 27, 2021, 3:04 am



The Beef Cattle Research Council invites expressions of interest (EOIs) for research projects as well as for technology transfer and production economics projects. The application deadline for these separate but concurrent calls is February 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM MT.

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 EOIs 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 can have the greatest impact, target outcomes have been clearly defined for both calls. Please refer to the problem statements listed within the documents linked below before deciding whether to submit an EOI.

Research Funding Application

Research projects one to three years in length may be submitted. Projects will commence no earlier than September 1, 2021 and must be completed by August 31, 2024. Extended durations are discouraged but may be granted on a case-by-case basis when clear justification is provided. Researchers early in their career are encouraged to apply as a principle investigator. Refer to the documents below for more information.

Technology Transfer and Production Economics Funding Application

A separate but concurrent call for EOIs is focused on technology transfer and production economics. Proposed projects 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. Refer to the documents below and register for an online meeting for more information.

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