Industry & researchers

Current tenders

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.

Research Development & Adoption (RD&A) Levy Funded Programs

For live export, grainfed beef and goat levy funded programs, application forms are below:

For sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A programs, application forms are below.

For more information please visit the Annual Call page.

For MLA Donor Company (MDC) funded research, development and adoption (RD&A), application forms are below:

Partnership funding

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 

MLA support a range of extenal event through its sponsorship program. For more information please visit the Request MLA sponsorship page.

More information

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