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Phase 1: Application Phase



A FULL PROPOSAL is a document which requires the applicant to fill in details such as:
  • Identification of the project - title, industry sector, description, focus area, priority and outcome number
  • The research team - all team members with contact details and more
  • More project details, objectives, description, motivation,
  • Funding of the project, other sources of funds, budgets per annum with expected income and expenses
The relevant form can be printed from the Forms and documents section. A set of guidelines on how to complete the forms is also available. Merely click on the appropriate phase and the form as well as the guideline document is available to you.


All proposals are submitted for consideration by the appropriate Subject Working Group if it is a Cattle & Small stock project and then to the relevant Planning Committee. The Pork Projects are only considered by the Planning Committee.

In some cases you may be asked to make changes to your proposal and in other cases a researcher may be asked to complete a literature study. Otherwise your proposal may be accepted as it stands or it may be rejected. All researchers will be informed of the decision within a week of the Planning Committee meeting. 

The Planning Committees have to be selective given the demands and priorities of the Red Meat Industry. Many other factors are considered when prioritising and evaluating projects. When a proposal is accepted, it will be recommended and presented to the RMRDSA Planning Committee for approval. Please take note that even at this stage a project may be turned down.

Once the Planning Committee has approved the project, only then will the researcher be notified of their success, an Agreement will be drawn up between the Research Institute and the RMRDSA, before any funding will be released.

Unsuccessful applications

Researchers will be notified of the decision of the relevant Planning Committee within a week or 2 of the meeting. In some cases the recommendations will indicate changes to be made to the proposal before submitting again. Alternatively it may be recommended that you complete a Literature study on the area of research. In certain cases your Full Proposal may be rejected because of many other reasons which may or may not be stated. Reasons may include, lack of funds, not a priority area, the project is similar to another project funded before etc.



Updated 7May18