Funding opportunities

MLA strives to help develop an efficient, sustainable and competitive red meat industry by fostering and building innovation across the entire red meat supply chain.

MLA supports industry by providing funding opportunities for red meat producers, processors and other key stakeholders to encourage skill-building capabilities that accelerate the adoption of R&D outputs and promotes sustainability and competitiveness in the red meat sector.

Specifically these funding opportunities aim to increase:

  • On-farm and local industry sustainability and profitability.
  • Adoption and adaption of key research findings to commercial implementation.
  • Collaboration and coordination between producers and support agencies through shared goals.
  • Knowledge and best practice.

Funding opportunities are available for:

MLA acknowledges the matching funds provided by the Australian Government to support its research and development portfolio.

2017/18 MLA annual call for sheepmeat and grassfed beef
research, development and adoption projects

MLA’s annual call for research, development and adoption (RD&A) projects that benefit sheepmeat and grassfed beef producers will open in November 2016. From Monday 28 November 2016, MLA will invite preliminary proposals for new 1-5 year projects, for funding in the 2017/18 financial year.

Key dates for the 2017/18 MLA annual call for RD&A projects that address national sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A priorities are below:

Stage

Opening date

Closing date

National priorities sheepmeat and grassfed beef published on the MLA website

Week commencing 21 November 2016

N/A

Annual call for projects in response to terms of reference for priority sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A published on the MLA website and advertised nationally

28 November 2016

23 December 2016

Unsuccessful preliminary proposals notified

Week commencing 20 March 2017

N/A

MLA invites full proposals for RD&A projects that address national RD&A priorities for sheepmeat and grassfed beef

21 March 2017

28 April 2017

Unsuccessful full proposals notified

August 2017

 N/A

New sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A projects commence subject to MLA approval processes and research provider acceptance of standard MLA terms and conditions

August 2017

 N/A

The MLA annual call is aligned to the regional consultation strategy for setting RD&A priorities for the investment of sheepmeat and grassfed beef levies.

Please continue to check this webpage regularly for updates on the 2017/18 sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A priorities.

For more information contact Mary Goodacre Consultation Strategy Manager, 02 9463 9225 or mgoodacre@mla.com.au