Science, innovation grant

Apply. Grants are now available for young people with a passion for agriculture, fisheries and forestry to kick-start innovative research projects and creative thinking.

Open to Australians aged 18 to 35, the ‘Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’ offer grants of up to $22,000 to help fund projects on innovative or emerging scientific issues that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck, is encouraging young Tasmanians to apply for the 2016 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

“I know there are a lot of energetic young researchers, scientists and innovators in Tasmania and I urge them to think big and apply for a grant,” Senator Colbeck said.

“Agriculture, fisheries and forestry are significant industries in Tasmania, with agriculture alone contributing $1.2 billion to the economy in 2012–13.”

Grants are available for original projects aimed at contributing to the ongoing success and sustainability of the state’s agricultural industries.

The 11 award categories include biosecurity; cotton; dairy; fisheries and aquaculture; grains; established, new and emerging rural industries; pork; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology; meat and livestock and wool.

Applications close on Friday October 9. For more information visit

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