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2020 Science & Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Closing Friday 4 Oct 2019!

The 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry  is a competitive grants program that supports young people (18-35 years old) to undertake a project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue, including biophysical and social sciences, which will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia's agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

The Awards aim to encourage science, innovation and technology in rural industries and help to advance the careers of young researchers, scientists, producers and innovators through national recognition of their research ideas.

There are a number of Award categories on offer, each with a grant of $22,000 (inc GST) to fund innovative projects.

Applications close Friday 4 Oct 2019, so apply now!

For further information and/or to apply go to -

http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/conferences-events/scienceawards/info-applicants#who-can-apply

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