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Applications Close: 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

4 October, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Applications are now open for the 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Awards are open to anyone aged 18-35 who want to make a difference in agriculture.

Successful applications will receive a grant of up to $22,000 to fund their project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers, innovators and others active in the agriculture sector who have an original and innovative project that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

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
  • 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.

Winners of the industry category Science Awards are then invited to apply for the Minister for Agriculture’s Award, which provides additional funding for an extended research project.

Applications close 5pm AEST Friday 4 October 2019

For more information, visit:


Department of Agriculture
1800 900 090