12 / September / 2018

Call out for young agricultural innovators


Posted 12 September 2018

Australia's young agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers are being invited to submit their agricultural research project ideas for a chance to share in up to $286,000 in grant funding.

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the Science and Innovation Awards recognised the regional innovation that drives rural industries.

"Research and innovation will help us capitalise on global food demand," Minister Littleproud said.

"Innovation drives productivity in Australian agriculture and helps us push towards the NFF's vision of a $100 billion agricultural industry by 2030.

"Each winner from the 13 industry award categories will receive a grant of up to $22,000 to help with their work or study in Australia's agricultural industries.

"I encourage passionate young scientists, researchers and innovators to submit the ideas they have to improve the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of their industries."


There are thirteen industry Science Award categories open for applications, including: cotton, dairy, eggs and poultry (layers), established, new and emerging rural industries, fisheries and aquaculture, forest and wood products, 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.

Apply now

For further information and to apply, visit the official website.

Applications close on Friday, 12 October 2018.

The recipients of the awards will be publicly presented as part of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook 2019 conference in Canberra.