Project funding ranges from $20,000 up to $75,000 per annum for one or two-year projects and is allocated on a competitive basis to projects which offer clear benefits to WA grain growers as a result of the research.
In calling for expressions of interest, Rhys Turton, the chairman of COGGO, said whilst 2020 is proving extremely challenging for research project operations, COGGO is pleased to give confidence to the grains industry in announcing opportunities for funding of new local research and development projects starting next year for anything that can benefit the Western Australian grains industry.
The COGGO Research Fund is financed through a voluntary levy collected from WA grain growers who are members of COGGO with the cooperation of grain acquisition and marketing companies. All WA grain growers are eligible to become members of COGGO.
The Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA) Inc administers the COGGO Research Fund on behalf of COGGO.
Further information and an ‘expression of interest' application form is available from GIWA at www.giwa.org.au/coggoresearchfund
The closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 17 July.