Calling Innovative Young People in Agriculture!


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

This awards program supports young Australians aged 18-35 by funding projects that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

In partnership with leading research corporations and industry associations, there are 12 industry categories each worth up to $22,000 (inc GST). In addition, the winners of each industry category are also invited to apply for the Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia’s Award, granting an additional $22,000 (inc GST) to extend their project.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be working or studying in an agriculture, fisheries or forestry related industry
  • Be between 18 and 35 years old
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have an original research project idea that relates to a significant, longstanding or emerging agricultural issue
  • Demonstrate dedication to the future of rural and regional industries
  • Applicants can apply in more than one category but only one Award per applicant will be granted.

For the guidelines and instructions about how to apply, please visit the website.

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