MLA Annual call for Research, Development and Adoption Proposals
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) invites preliminary proposals from individuals, organisations or project teams to address the 2016/17 MLA research, development and adoption (RD&A) priorities for sheepmeat and grassfed beef.The 2016/17 annual project call closes Sunday 14 February 2016
To be considered for funding, preliminary proposals must:
- respond to the relevant Terms of Reference published on the MLA tenders page
- be prepared using the MLA Preliminary Proposal template
- be submitted electronically to MLA at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 14 February 2016.
- the 2016/17 MLA annual project call for sheepmeat and grassfed beef RD&A has two stages.
Stage 1 – Preliminary proposals (this stage)
Preliminary Project Proposals should respond to the relevant Terms of Reference published on the MLA tenders page. Preliminary proposals not exceeding four pages should be prepared using the MLA Preliminary Project Proposal template. Appendices may be added to address any additional, specific requirements.
Selection criteria used to shortlist successful Preliminary Project Proposals are:
- clear fit with one (or more) of the 2016/17 RD&A priorities for sheepmeat and grassfed beef
- clear benefit to Australian sheep and grassfed beef producers, described in 1-2 paragraphs in plain English.
- demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the relevant issues
- soundness of the methods proposed
- the project budget, delivery timeline and assessed value for money.
Preliminary proposals are due for submission to MLA at email@example.com by Sunday 14 February 2016.
Stage 2 – Full proposal (March 2016)
MLA will invite Full Project Proposals from proponents of Preliminary Project Proposals that were assessed as having met the selection criteria in stage one. The MLA Full Project Proposal template will be provided upon acceptance of MLA’s invitation to submit a full proposal. Full proposals will be assessed for their technical merit by an expert panel, and for their benefit to producers and fit with the 2016/17 RD&A priorities by producer panels. Final project approval will be subject to contractual agreement between the applicant/s and MLA.