|FY21 Beef Safety Research
On behalf of the Beef Checkoff, The Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education (Foundation) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) are soliciting beef safety research proposals based on the priorities below developed by the industry and represent immediate funding needs. Proposals must be submitted in accordance to the Research Proposal Development Guidelines.
|N/A||Friday, February 12th at 5 p.m. ET||TBD|
|FY21 Human Nutrition Research
As traditional sources of research funding become more limited, beef farmer- and rancher-supported research helps fill gaps ensuring the body of nutrition knowledge continues to grow and provide science-based information about beef to help consumers make informed choices about what they eat.
|CLOSED||CLOSED||December 1, 2020|
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 development/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, principle 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.