Industry and researchers
MLA is seeking applications from individuals, organisations or project teams with the expertise required to undertake projects
View the details of current projects open to tender
Research organisation funding
MLA funds a range of research projects relevant to the red meat industry. When available these opportunities are advertised in relevant media.
Since 1999, MLA has encouraged commercial investment in innovation through its fully owned subsidiary - MLA Donor Company (MDC). The MDC provides a mechanism for attracting commercial investment from individual enterprises and matching this with surplus Australian Government R&D funds.
Partners in innovation program
The objective of MLA's R&D partnership program is to significantly increase the level of investment in R&D by the red meat industry and increase the innovation culture and capability of individual enterprises and the industry as a whole.
Find out more about the MLA partners in innovation program and the commercialisation guidelines.
To apply for funding under the partners in Innovation program, download the following application:
Plant initiated project program
The plant initiated project program was jointly developed by MLA and the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) Limited to encourage shared R&D funding between AMPC member processors and MLA. To access AMPC funding (up to 25% of total project cost), members must agree to match this figure dollar for dollar.
Find more information on the plant initiated projects program
External events support (EES)
MLA creates opportunities across the red meat supply chain by optimising the return on collective investment in marketing and research with the aims of improving market access, growing demand, increasing productivity and supporting industry sustainability.
How does the EES program work?
There are 2 divisions of support under the EES program for events and activities:
- on-farm producer and
Applications will be considered based upon the following criteria:
- Alignment with MLA's values and key focus areas
- Capability of delivering strategic benefits to MLA and its members
- Ability to motivate practice change in commercial production
- Targeted at a commercial producer to motivate practice change
- Opportunity to present MLA products and services
- Relevance of agenda
- National, regional or local exposure
- Value for money and track record of event
Please complete the sponsorship request form for all on-farm producer event sponsorship requests.
For all scientific and goat events/activities please complete an application form prior to the proposed closing dates to be considered for financial and/or in-kind support and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 1800 023 100