- Research Hub
|FY22 Human Nutrition Research
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is soliciting research pre-proposals in the area of Human Nutrition Research.
|CLOSED||TBD||On or after October 1, 2021|
|FY21 Beef Sustainability Research
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is soliciting long-term research proposals in the area of Sustainability Research.
|N/A||CLOSED||July 1, 2021|
|FY21 Product Quality Research
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, is soliciting research proposals in the area of Product Quality Research.
|N/A||CLOSED||July 1, 2021|
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. All portal users will need to log in or set up an account to submit their proposal(s).
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is a non-profit organization that helps to finance nutrition, sustainability, beef safety, and product quality/meat science research programs by giving Checkoff-funded grants-in-aid to qualified scientists in order to enhance the profit potential for beef/beef products. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is aware that academic institutions have financial obligations for administering the research grants that are awarded to their faculty members. However, with funds that are made available for research, overhead costs, principal investigator salaries, and equipment purchases will not be considered.
The Human Nutrition Research Program follows a two-part application process, including the submission of a pre-proposal. Pre-proposals are intended to be a brief overview of the proposed project. Pre-proposals must meet the submission deadline and follow the guidelines in the RFP to be considered. Pre-proposals should clearly state their relevance to the beef industry. Principal Investigators (PIs) may submit more than one pre-proposal. A CV is not required. If included, CVs will not count against page totals. Pre-proposals will be reviewed by an internal and external Science Advisory Committee.
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Page length should be ~5 pages total The following fields will be required in SmartSimple. Word counts apply for some fields.
Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of independent industry experts and applicants will be notified of funding decisions. Proposals will be evaluated for: uniqueness, relevance, soundness, potential for success, budget appropriateness and potential benefit to the industry/return on investment.