Academic - Step 1 - Letter of Intent (LOI) submission

BC Dairy will consider support for projects that are local, regional, or national in scope, as long as they clearly identify benefits to the dairy industry. Issues of importance to the dairy industry include: BC Dairy research priorities, other BC Dairy priorities emerging issues affecting the dairy industry or dairy producers, or that propose a new opportunity/innovation that would be of great value to dairy farmers.

This LOI form is for academic research. The Academic stream is for projects conducted by faculty, associates, and graduate students of post-secondary institutions. An academic project will generally result in a peer-reviewed publication.

This is a multi-stage, annual competition designed to engage academic, technical, and industry experts to design and implement the most research with the greatest impact on dairy farms and the industry as a whole.

The general timeline is:

January - Letter of Intent (LOI) intake opens

February - Pre-LOI research meetings available upon request;

Researchers given a chance to bounce ideas off of all or part of the technical working group to better address the issues facing the industry

March 15 - Deadline for LOI submissions

April - Invitations to submit full proposals for all LOIs that meet the criteria

June 30 - Deadline for full proposal submissions

If you have any questions during the application process, please contact

If desired, use this downloadable word document as a working copy for your application (LOI) to work through the sections at your own pace. Then, copy and paste your responses into the online application form.

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