2016 Science and Innovation Awards

Grant applications are now open for the 2016 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 launched the 2016 Science and Innovation 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 200 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.​
There are 11 industry Science Award categories open for applications: biosecurity; cotton; dairy; fisheries and aquaculture; grains; established, new and emerging rural industries; pork; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology; meat and livestock and wool. Each category includes a grant of up to $22,000 and is generously supported by the research and development corporations as our Science Award partners.

Winners of the industry category Science Awards are then invited to apply for the Minister for Agriculture’s Award, which provides additional funding for an extended research project.

Applications in the industry category awards and the Minister’s Award are assessed by a panel of industry representatives, convened by each of the Science Award partners.

For further information follow the link http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/conferences-events/scienceawards