MEKARNII has received a total of 27 research applications from research institutions, universities and development institutions in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.  The evaluation committee has been established for this 2015 call for proposals and they are now doing individual assessment and they will meet face-to-face from 26-27 October in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The evaluation committee members are as follow;  - Prof. Prof. E.R. Orskov from Macaulay Institute-Craigiebuckler, UK - Dr. Lucy Lapar from ILRI - Prof. Nguyen Van Thu from Cantho University, Vietnam - Prof. Nguyen Nhut Xuan Dung from Cantho University, Vietnam - Prof. Seng Mom from Royal University of Agriculture Among 27 research applications: 4 from Cambodia, 2 from Laos and 21 from Vietnam.  The official award to researchers will be in October 2015.