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Original Scientific Research: Evaluate beef’s role in optimizing human health and well-being through population-based or clinical research.
Note: Clinical trials and systematic review/meta-analyses will be required to be registered in the appropriate database in advance of project initiation (e.g., ClinicalTrials.gov, PROSPERO). Completed work is expected to be written for publication in accordance with best practice reporting guidelines established for the appropriate study design type.
PRE-PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59 pm MDT via the BeefGrants system.
Pre-Proposal Categories:FY-23 Long-term Projects
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 set up an account. Please visit BeefGrants to register and apply for a grant. (For more information on using BeefGrants, click here)
Pre-Proposal Submission Process:
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.
The following categories will be required in BeefGrants. Word counts apply for some categories.
Pre-proposals will be reviewed by an internal and external Science Advisory Committee. Proposals will be evaluated for: uniqueness, relevance, soundness, the potential for success, budget appropriateness, and potential benefit to the industry/return on investment.
PIs with pre-proposals selected for a request for a full proposal will be notified by June 30, 2022.
Leveraged funding through collaborations with government agencies (USDA, NIH), foundations, industry, or other sources that have matching funds is encouraged. In addition, collaboration with additional researchers is encouraged where appropriate.
We are aware that academic institutions have financial obligations for administering the research grants awarded to their faculty members. However, overhead costs, principal investigator salaries, tuition, and equipment purchases will not be considered as part of the funds made available for this research.
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Questions related to this RFP should be directed to [email protected]