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2020 Science and Innovation Awards grant applications now open

Aug 27, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

Applications are now open for the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, a competitive annual grants program recognising and supporting young Australians aged 18-35 by funding projects that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

Since 2001, the Science and Innovation Awards have helped more than 250 young researchers, innovators and scientists turn their ideas into reality through more than $4,000,000 in grant funding. 

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.

Applications close 5pm Friday, 4 October 2019.

For further information visit the Department of Agriculture website, contact the Science Awards team on 02 6272 2260 or 02 6272 2303 or email