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).
BeefGrants will be the central repository where all associated grant materials may be found, including the following documents:
Institution through Principal Investigator shall, in form and substance satisfactory to NCBA, provide to NCBA:
The interim report is submitted via an online form within BeefGrants. The following fields are required:
There are 4 short form questions submitted via an online form within BeefGrants. The following fields are required:
In 2-3 sentences each, how would you explain the results of this project to:
The final report will be uploaded to BeefGrants. Complete a full project report that is comprehensive and technical in nature. This is the traditional final report required by NCBA every year. This full report will not be shared with any outside audiences. There is no minimum/maximum page length required for this report. Please use your best judgment.
I. Select one of the following journals (or a similar journal), include each section required by the selected journal and follow formatting of the selected journal. Included is a link to the web page where author instructions can be found. Authors should indicate in the report which journal they followed. The goal of this approach is to give authors a head start on a manuscript (even if it will not be submitted immediately) versus asking authors to complete a final technical report with formatting requirements that are completely different than common journals. This does not need to be the final manuscript.
Complete a brief executive summary of the project suitable for an audience with little scientific background. Following review, this summary will be posted online at: beefresearch.org as a completed project summary. Target length is two to three pages (maximum = 3 pages). Required Sections:
Complete a very brief, top-level summary of the project suitable for an audience with little scientific background. Following review, this summary will be used to communicate project results to cattle industry committee members and will be used to communicate project success to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board during our annual evaluation process. Target length is ¼ of a page (maximum = ½ page). Required Sections:
Respond to each item to provide additional information needed by NCBA to fully explain project outcomes and to provide correct funding acknowledgement. Required Sections:
This document must be submitted within 30 days of the established contract end date. We reserve the right to refuse/reject the report if deemed inadequate. Final payment may be withheld if all requirements are not met on time. Please do not share full technical reports with others.
Note: When reporting on this project or presenting/publishing project results, credit funding to The Beef
Checkoff. Use the following terminology exactly: “Funded by The Beef Checkoff” or “Funded in part by The Beef
Checkoff.” Please note that this acknowledgement language is different than that used several years ago that
credited America’s Beef Producers. Funding credit should not be given to NCBA. Please visit Beef Checkoff Acknowledgement Guidelines for more information.
Once the project has been completed, you will receive an email from BeefGrants asking you to report on the publication and/or presentation of the results of the project. These emails will be sent every six months for three years following the project end date. The following questions are on the survey: