The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) invites proposals related to proof of concept research and clinical trials. The application deadline for this call is October 1, 2020 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:
- Proof of Concept – proposals to help inform whether a concept is worth pursuing as a larger, more defined funding request
- 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 not exceed six months to one year unless a clear rationale can be provided demonstrating the need for a longer time frame.
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.
All call-related information can also be found at www.beefresearch.ca on the Forms and Downloads page.
- Download the 2020 Call for Proposals – Proof of Concept
- 2020 Instructions and Guidelines for Submitting Proposals – Proof of Concept
- Download the 2020 Proposal form – Proof of Concept (Note that the form must be downloaded before entering any information in order to save changes.)
- Download the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy
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