Attention researchers: SCAIDF call for proposals

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF) has announced a call for proposals. The deadline to submit letters of intent is September 29, 2017. 

Projects may be between 1 and 3 years in duration. Most successful projects request a maximum of $50,000 per project, regardless of project duration. Projects can request more than this amount, provided they have also received or requested funding from other funding groups and can demonstrate the necessity of a larger request for funding.

More information about this call for proposals including priority areas and instructions for submitting an application are available at their website: 

Attention researchers: Quebec-Ontario Cooperation for Agri-Food Research Competition

Proposals are invited for the 2017-2018 Quebec-Ontario Cooperation for Agri-Food Research Competition.

Letter of Intent Submission deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Research Priority Areas
This call for proposals is focused on climate change.   Proposals are solicited that will generate new knowledge and/or technologies in the following areas:

  • Research to evaluate climate change impact on soil health and develop best practices
  • Research to determine climate change impacts on food processing and food safety including development of adaptation and mitigation strategies

Who May Apply
Universities and non-profit, non-governmental applied research centres are eligible to apply. Each application must be submitted jointly by a research institution based in Quebec and another based in Ontario.

Other public or private research institutions and organizations can contribute to the project as research team members or partners/co-funders. This includes colleges, government departments, industry associations and businesses.

How to Apply
The competition consists of a two-stage application process, and each project requires a co-lead from an Ontario and Quebec institution. The application form, as well as the competition guide with complete program and submission details, is available at:

Attention researchers: SCAIDF call for proposals

The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) has opened a call for proposals through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF). The deadline to provide research applications and any supporting documents is 5:00 pm CST on Friday, May 19th, 2017. 

More information on the SCA’s call for research proposals, including research priorities and application documents, can be found on their website:

For more information contact:

Marianne Possberg, MSc
Beef Production Specialist
Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
Phone: 306-585-2333

Attention researchers: second BFO Call for Proposals

The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) has announced a second open call for full research proposals.  Projects must be completed by December 31, 2018.

Full project proposals must be received on or before Friday January 13th, 2017 at 4pm EST.

For more details, visit the BFO website:

Attention Researchers: BCRC Opens Call for Letters of Intent

In preparation for the third Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster, the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is now inviting researchers to submit letters of intent.

What is the Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster?

The BCRC developed the first and second Beef Cattle Industry Science Clusters under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Growing Forward Strategy.

The first Cluster was a four year initiative (April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2013). Industry and government funding commitments through the first Cluster totaled $10.5 million directed to 32 research projects. The research activities involved 51 lead researchers at seven federal sites and five universities in six provinces, in addition to Continue reading

Attention researchers: BFO call for beef research proposals

The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) has announced a call for full research proposals. Funding decisions are targeted to be completed in early November 2016. Submission deadline: September 16, 2016 at 4pm EST **Deadline extended to September 23.**

For more details, visit the BFO website:

Attention researchers: OMAFRA Food Safety Research Program accepting LOIs

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has announced the 2016-17 OMAFRA Food Safety Research Program Call for Letters of Intent. Submission deadline: Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. EST

For more details, visit the OMAFRA Food Safety Research program webpage:


Attention researchers: funders currently accepting applications

The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) in partnership with the Alberta Livestock and Marketing Agency Ltd. (ALMA) have announced a $1.5 million targeted research call-for-proposals on antibiotic use and resistance. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2016.

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is also now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI’s) for research funding under the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).  Deadline for submission is April 15, 2016. Continue reading

ABP and ALMA accepting applications for forage research funding

Attention researchers:

The Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) and the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) are now accepting letters of intent (LOIs) for research and development in areas that address targeted industry priorities.

As stated by ABP “The purpose of this $1 million targeted call for proposals is to focus on forage research priority areas benefiting Alberta’s cattle producers. Forage is the key driver of Alberta’s cattle industry competitiveness, accounting for two-thirds of costs.”

Only LOIs related to the following targeted priority research areas will be considered: Continue reading