AWARDS

Applications for rural science and innovation awards now open

GRANT applications are now open for the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Staff writer
Young rural innovators are being encouraged to apply for a series of annual awards.

Young rural innovators are being encouraged to apply for a series of annual awards.

The program is open to 18 to 35-year-olds who want to make a difference to Australia's agriculture industries. Successful applicants can receive a grant of up to $22,000 to fund a project.

The Science Awards support young innovators, scientists, researchers, extension officers, industry advisers and others actively engaged in the agriculture sector who have an original project that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia's agriculture industries.

Applicants must be aged 18-35 and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

There are 12 industry award categories: biosecurity and digital innovation; cotton; eggs and poultry (layers); established, new and emerging rural industries; fisheries and aquaculture; forest and wood products; grains; horticulture; pork; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology; and wool.

Each category includes a $22,000 grant and is supported by Science Award partners from various research and development corporations and industry organisations.

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

For more details, visit: https://bit.ly/3sBc8dF.

Applications close 1 October and the Science Awards team can be contacted via email on scienceawards@awe.gov.au or by phone on (02) 6272 2260.

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