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ATTN Researchers: BCRC Opens Proof of Concept and Clinical Trial Call for Proposals

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The Beef Cattle Research Council invites proposals focused on projects related to proof of concept and clinical trials. The application deadline for this call is September 5, 2023, at 11:59 PM MT.

With increased investment in research through the Canadian Beef Cattle Check-Off, the BCRC has committed to provide research funding in two key areas that have previously had limited funding:

1. Proof of Concept – proposals to help inform whether a concept is worth pursuing as a larger, more defined funding request

2. Clinical Trials – proposals to validate practices or technologies that have been discovered through research projects and/or to facilitate the adaptation of technologies utilized in other sectors, commodities or countries

The BCRC has committed funding to short-term projects in these two areas, with a maximum of $50,000 per project regardless of duration. Project duration should be within six months to one year unless a clear rationale can be provided demonstrating the need for a longer timeframe.

The purpose of this call is to fund proof-of-concept research and clinical trials that will lead to the achievement of objectives in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy and the National Beef Strategy. Leveraging producer check-off funds allocated to approved projects with other industry or government cash contributions is encouraged but not required for this call.

Refer to the documents below for more information. All call-related information can also be found on the BCRC’s Call for Proposals webpage.

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