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27 Aug 2021

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Applications are now open for the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards.

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

If you’re 18-35 and want to make a difference for Australia’s agriculture industries, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project.

Applications close on October 1, 2021.

Who can apply?

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.  To be eligible you must be aged 18-35 and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

What are the Award categories?

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 generously supported by our Science Award partners from the research and development corporations and industry organisations.

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

Click here for more information on the awards and how to apply.