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FUNDING PROCEDURE

RMRD SA finance research projects executed by recognised research institutions only, institutions dealing with agricultural research. Such institutions include the Department of Agriculture, Provincial Departments of Agriculture, Institutes of the Agricultural Research Council, all Universities and Agricultural Colleges. To see the list of Institutions click here…

Funding for research and development is made available from the Red Meat Industry Trust (RMRDT) and Red Meat Levy (RMLA). In the case of funds provided by the RMRDT, the policy is to maintain the proportion of the initial capital from the various species’ when allocating finance to projects.

Proportions applied for funding:

• Beef                                    65.67%
• Small-stock                        15.28%
• Pork                                     9.02%
• Hides, Skins and Leather  10.03%

In cases where a project is directed at more than one “species”, the funds for the project are allocated proportionally from the funds of the “species” concerned. In the event of shortage of funds from a particular “species fund” to fully fund such a project, the Planning Committees can decide whether they would fund more than their agreed portion for a particular project.

In cases where a project is directed at more than one “species”, the funds for the project are allocated proportionally from the funds of the “species” concerned. In the event of shortage of funds from a particular “species fund” to fully fund such a project, the Planning Committees can decide whether they would fund more than their agreed portion for a particular project.


A successful research project will follow FOUR phases, from the Initiation to Completion. The phases are application for funding, when successful the agreement or contract phase. Then the project can be initiated and run for the period of normally 3 years. During the last year a Final report must be submitted along with a comprehensive report and a popular article. Once all these documents have been received will the final payment be released. 

All applications for funding and all reporting must be done via the online system. The first step will be to register.

To register click here...


Timescales

The Planning Committees meet at least twice a year. All project protocols, progress reports and final reports are to be submitted for consideration at either of the meetings. Such documents must reach RMRD SA and / or the Project Committee at least 6 weeks before a meeting. Please take note the dates of the meetings will be published on the website.

The documentation will be distributed to the applicable Subject Working Groups for their evaluation. The convenors of the Subject Working Groups return their consolidated inputs to the RMRD SA and / or Project Committee several weeks before a meeting.

Once a protocol has been accepted the RMRD SA Administration will arrange that the Agreement is drawn up between the Research Institute and the RMRD SA, these will be signed as soon as possible. Once all parties have signed and agreed the project money will be paid out to the Research Institute.

The Agreement is a contract and will include the due dates for progress reports and the final report and the project leader will be reminded annually of these due dates.

Planning Committee meetings are normally published on the website. As a general rule these occur in February and September. The Pork meeting is normally held in August. Please consider these timings when planning. The meeting dates are published on the HOME page of the website as soon as these become available.

DEADLINES and MEETING DATES

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