Annual Call


2019/20 MLA annual call for preliminary proposals – NOW OPEN

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) invites preliminary proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams to address the 2019/20 research, development and adoption priorities for sheepmeat and grassfed beef. The 2019/20 MLA annual call closes 6.00pm AEDT Friday, 19 October 2018.

Successful projects may be funded with sheepmeat and/or grassfed beef levies. 

To be considered for funding, preliminary proposals must:

MLA 2019-20 Annual Call Request for Tender

MLA preliminary proposal template

To assist with submitting a preliminary proposal, provided is a feedback sheet summarising MLAs general comments on preliminary proposals submitted to the annual call in the past two years.

Feedback sheet

For more information on current and recently completed projects click here.

For more information on this terms of reference, contact:

Program Manager Grassfed Beef, Nick Sangster
Phone: 02 9463 9382
Email Nick Sangster

Project Manager Sheep, Joe Gebbels
Phone: 02 9463 9192
Email Joe Gebbels

Program Manager Feedbase, Cameron Allan
Phone: 02 6361 1204
Email Cameron Allan

Program Manager Adoption, David Packer
Phone: 0448 113 559
Email David Packer

Key dates for the 2019/20 MLA annual call for RD&A projects that address national sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A priorities are below:

StageOpening dateClosing date

National priorities sheepmeat and grassfed beef published on the MLA website

Week commencing 3 September 2018


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

10 September 2018

19 October 2018

Unsuccessful preliminary proposals notified

Week commencing 21 January 2019


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

Week commencing 21 January 2019

15 February 2019

Unsuccessful full proposals notified

May 2019


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

July 2019


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 2019/20 annual call.

For more information, please contact:
Irene Sobotta
Consultation Program Manager
T: 02 9463 9249
Email Irene

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