The policy of the RMRD SA is to finance projects executed by recognised research 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.
Funding for research and development is made available from the RMRDT and 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.
Funding proportion applied:
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.
Each of the phases has more steps, please follow the links to the relevant section.
As from 1 January 2020 all FULL PROPROSALS need to be based on the NEW CSS PROGRAMMES
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE DONE ONLINE.
All proposals are considered AND reviewed by a Subject Working Group (SWG) Committee. These SWG committees use criteria and priorities as set by the industry to consider if a proposal is successful and will be funded. To find out more about these criteria and how the SWG's operate and are compiled, follow this link.