Call for Proposals

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) is Canada’s national industry-led funding agency for beef, cattle and forage research and extension. Its priority research and extension objectives and outcomes are established through a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process, as outlined in the Canadian Beef Research and Technology Transfer Strategy.

Please subscribe to the BCRC mailing list to be notified of the opening dates for the following calls for proposals.


Regional Extension Activities Funding Program Proposals

The call for proposals is now open. The application deadline is June 14, 2024, at 11:59 PM MT. Applicants will be notified of the funding decision by mid-August 2025. Funding will be awarded to proposals that most closely meet the evaluation criteria. Activities must be completed by Summer 2025. 


Research Project Proposals

The call for letters of intent is now closed. Applicants will be notified in April 2024 if they have been invited to submit a full proposal.

The deadline for proposal submission is June 17, 2024 at 11:59 PM MT. Only applicants who have been invited may submit full proposals. 

Confirmation of receipt will be sent for every research proposal submitted. If confirmation is not received within one business day of your submission, the BCRC has not received the documents. 


Research Capacity Proposals

The call for expressions of interest is now closed. Applicants will be notified if they have been invited to submit a full proposal.


Proof of Concept Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed with the deadline for submissions September 5, 2023, at 11:59 PM MT. Please subscribe to the BCRC mailing list to be notified of the next opening.


Cluster Project Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed. Applicants were notified of the funding decision in June 2022. Please subscribe to the BCRC mailing list to be notified of the next opening.


General Submission Information

  • Confirmation of receipt will be sent for every full proposal submitted. If confirmation is not received within one business day of your submission, the BCRC has not received the documents.
  • Any individual or organization (academic institution, private industry, government or non-government organization) from Canada or elsewhere with ability and/or a track record of success in carrying out projects in areas relevant to the Canadian beef industry is eligible to apply when a call for projects is open.
  • Ensure you have read and followed the Instructions and Guidelines document prior to submitting a letter of intent or project proposal. 
  • Submissions must be received in electronic format before the deadline. Email: proposals@beefresearch.ca

Beef Cattle Research Council
#180, 6815 – 8th Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7H7
Attn: Linda Wakeling