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Research Hub

By building a science-based knowledge foundation, research is the cornerstone of all Checkoff-funded marketing, promotion, education and information programs. The Human Nutrition, Product Quality, Safety, Sustainability, and Market Research programs are contained in the Scientific Affairs Department at National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff.

Grant Program Information


View open Request for Proposals, and resources for preparing and submitting an application for funding.

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Peer Reviewer

Evaluation tools for reviewers including scoring guidelines and resources for submitting reviews.

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Policies and tools for awardees.

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, has moved to an online portal, BeefGrants, for managing the grants process and to facilitate the submission and review of grant materials. 

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BEEF checkoff funding acknowledgement

Visit this page to learn how to clearly credit the cattle producers and importers whose Checkoff dollars pay for the activities funded by the Beef Checkoff. 

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Research Roadmaps

NCBA's Research Roadmaps are developed every 5 years to provide a framework for the research programs by identifying the highest priority research areas and knowledge gaps. 

Product Quality Research Roadmap

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Beef Sustainability Research Roadmap

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Human Nutrition Research Roadmap

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Beef Safety Research Roadmap

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