Alberta Lamb Producers (ALP) is committed to funding research. Partnering with other organizations, wherever possible, to work on projects provides better value as expertise can be shared, and resources and funding can be leveraged.
ALP has changed the way we accept research proposals. By creating structure to this process, it allows for ALP to properly budget for research projects each year fiscal year and ensures the projects we support, align with ALP’s strategic plan.
Effective today and moving forward into 2021, our new Research Proposal Structure is as follows:
- ALP will be placing a call out to researchers to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for upcoming research projects that will be seeking a monetary or in-kind investment from ALP. This call out will happen once a year, beginning in January of each fiscal year and will have a submission deadline provided.
- The LOI’s that are submitted by the deadline will then be reviewed by the ALP Board of Directors by the end of April each fiscal year, who will then select which projects ALP would like to see full proposals from. Those who have been selected to submit full proposals for further consideration, will have until the end of June, each fiscal year to do so.
- The ALP Board of Directors will then review the full proposals and decide which projects to fund by mid-end of August.
- Lastly, ALP will then reach out to all proposal applicants by the end of September, of each fiscal year to let them know if they have been approved or declined.
ALP will be announcing in January when we have our offical call out for LOI's - stay tuned!