Application Phase

Complete a PROJECT PROPOSAL with details such as:

  • Identification of the project – title, industry sector, description, programme and element or challenge.
  • The research team – all team members with contact details.
  • More project details, objectives, description, motivation, duration.
  • Funding of the project, other sources of funds, budgets per annum with expected income and expenses.
  • A set of guidelines on how to complete the form is also available.


All proposals are submitted for consideration by the appropriate Programme Working Group for Cattle & Small stock projects and then by the CSS Planning Committee. Pork Projects are only considered by the Pork Planning Committee.

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. Factors considered during funding, read more…

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.


The Planning Committees meet twice a year. All project proposals, 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.