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Funding Opportunities

2017/2018 Call for Tenders is now closed

During our call for tender for 2017/18 R&D funding a good number of research proposals have been received. The process for reviewing these proposals has now commenced and decision notification will be delivered to researchers between mid-July and mid-August.

Call for Tender

Out of Session Call for Tender – Review and collation of pig welfare research to inform the development of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Pigs

The Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs (Pig Code) outlines minimum standards for the welfare of pigs on farms, and applies to all pigs whether commercial, pig keeper or pet. The Code provides a foundation for animal welfare legislation.

The review should provide the Standards and Guidelines Working Group with an accurate examination of the scientific literature and the international pig welfare codes and standards to underpin the future Standards and Guidelines for the Welfare of Animals.

This Out of Session Call for Tender has now closed, decision notification will be delivered to researchers between mid-July and mid-August.

Call for Tender

Information for Applicants

APL uses a web-based system called PigNet to receive applications for funding in a consistent format and which can be downloaded directly into APL’s internal project management system.

Users can login into PigNet at and follow the prompts from the welcome screen.

Please note that agreements for research projects will be issued using APL’s standard Research Project Agreement which can be viewed via the below link.

APL Research Project Agreement

Base Funding Template

Submitting reports

The following guidelines and templates will assist with preparing reports and financial statements for APL.

Progress Report Template

Final Report Template

Guidelines for Preparing Award and Undergraduate Scholarship Final Reports

Guidelines for Preparing Financial Statements

Annual Financial Statement Template

Final Financial Statement Template

Guidelines for Disclosure of APL Project Information – Request for Disclosure Form


Completed Research Reports

Project Summaries from research commissioned by APL are available here. Full reports can be emailed on request.