About the award
Grant applications are now open for the 2017 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.
The Hon. Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, launched the 2017 Awards.
The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers and innovators with original projects that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries. The Science Awards have already helped more than 210 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.
There are 11 industry Science Award categories open for applications: cotton; dairy; established, new and emerging rural industries; fisheries and aquaculture; grains; health and biosecurity; meat and livestock; pork; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology; and wool. Each category includes a $22,000 grant, and is generously supported by the research and development corporations and industry organisations as our Science Award partners.
Winners of the industry category Science Awards are then invited to apply for the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Award, which provides additional funding for an extended research project.
How to apply
Applicants can obtain an application form.
Applicants should ensure that all parts of the application form are completed and signed prior to lodgement.
Applications must be submitted to Science Awards AND
be submitted using the 2017 application form
be lodged by 5.00pm AEDT 14 October 2016.
be supplied in Word or pdf formats only.
Illegible, faxed or late applications will not be accepted. Failures in email and IT systems are not considered grounds for accepting late applications.
Failure to meet all requirements and provide all information requested will result in an application not being considered.
For more information click "Further official information" below.