Attn Researchers: BCRC Opens Call For Cluster IV Letters Of Intent *Webinar*
The Beef Cattle Research Council invites letters of intent (LOIs) for the fourth Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster. The application deadline for this call is October 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM MT.
The purpose of this call is to achieve specific objectives in the Five-Year Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy and the National Beef Strategy. This call for research LOIs is made possible by the recent increase in the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off in most provinces.
Approved projects can be up to five years in length and will commence no earlier than April 1, 2023, subject to the approval of the Beef Cattle Science Cluster by AAFC. Projects will be funded by Canadian cattle producers through the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off and matching funding BCRC will apply for through the Agri-Science Clusters Program under the next agricultural policy framework.
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 this call. Please refer to the target outcomes and priorities listed within the documents linked below before deciding whether to submit an LOI.
Research projects one to five years in length may be submitted. Projects will commence no earlier than April 1, 2023 (subject to AAFC approval of the Science Cluster) and must be completed by March 31, 2028. Refer to the documents below and watch for BCRC’s Cluster webinar announcement for more information.
- Download the 2021 Call for LOIs
- Download the 2021 Instructions and Guidelines for Submitting an LOI
- Download the 2021 LOI form
WEBINAR: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Beef Cluster* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
The BCRC will be hosting a webinar on August 4th for researcher teams intending to apply for funding under the 2023-28 Beef Science Cluster (Cluster IV).
This webinar will cover topics including:
- Canada’s Beef Industry Strategy
- Canada’s Beef Research & Technology Transfer Strategy 2023-28
- Research priorities targeted for the Beef Cluster IV
- The BCRCs LOI and proposal review and selection process
- Tips, cautions and considerations for preparing Letters of Intent and Full Proposals
- Researcher FAQs about research proposals
The webinar will be recorded and posted on www.beefresearch.ca for future reference.
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