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2014 Science and Innovation Award grant applications now open

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Grant applications are now open for the 2014 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue to benefit Australia’s primary industries.

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture, launched the 2014 Science Awards.

The Science Awards encourage science, innovation and new technology in rural industries and to advance the careers of young innovators and scientists through national recognition of their research ideas. Science Award recipients undertake original projects with the objective of keeping Australia’s rural industries sustainable and profitable. The Science Awards have already helped more than 180 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, cotton, dairy, fisheries and aquaculture, grains, viticulture and oenology, red meat processing, pork, new and emerging rural industries, meat and livestock and wool. Each category includes a grant of up to $22,000 and is generously supported by the research and development corporations as our Science Award partners.

And there is an additional Science Award for one outstanding project - the Minister for Agriculture’s Award. This award provides an additional funding to one recipient of the industry Science Awards to extend their project.

Applications in each industry category award and the Minister’s Award are assessed by a panel of industry representatives, convened by each of the Science Award partners to judge applications.

Be a part of expanding the quality and diversity of new ideas for rural innovation.

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