Science and Innovation grants now available

APPLICATIONS are now open for the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
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The Science and Innovation Awards offer grants of up to $22,000. Picture courtesy Australian Government.

Staff writer

The Awards are offered through a competitive annual grants program which recognises and assists young Australians aged 18-35 by funding projects that will benefit Australia's primary industries.

Grants of up to $22,000 are available.

The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers, innovators and others active in the agriculture sector who have an original and innovative project that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia's agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

The Science Awards have already helped 250 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.

There are eleven industry Science Award categories open for applications: biosecurity and digital innovation; cotton; eggs and poultry (layers); fisheries and aquaculture; forest and wood products; grains; 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's Award, which provides additional funding for an extended research project.

Applications close 5pm AEST Friday, 4 October 2019. For more details, visit:
http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/conferences-events/scienceawards