Joint Media Release with Minister For Agriculture and Water Resources The Hon. David Littleproud MP
- 2019 Science and Innovation Awards recognise big ideas that contribute to the success of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors
- Applications are now open to young Australian researchers, innovators and scientists
- Chance to share in $286,000 with grants of up to $22,000 across 13 industry categories
Young agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers from across the Northern Territory are invited to submit their agricultural research project ideas for a chance to share in up to $286,000 in grant funding.
The Science and Innovation Awards recognise the ideas of Australia innovative 18-35 year olds, helping them turn them into reality.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, urged passionate young Territorians to put their ideas forward for improving the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of their industries.
“Many of the best new ideas come directly from passionate young people already working in those industries,” Senator Scullion said
“The Northern Territory has a wealth of young talent in agriculture who are coming up with innovative ways to boost productivity and sustainability in their chosen fields.
“Each winner from the 13 industry award categories will receive a grant of up to $22,000.
“A $22,000 grant could go a long way to making these ideas a reality, to moving their industries forward and in helping to advance a prosperous career in agriculture.”
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud encouraged young rural innovators to contribute to the future success of Australian agriculture.
“Research and innovation will help us capitalise on global food demand,” Minister Littleproud said.
“Since 2001 the Science and Innovation Awards have helped more than 230 young Aussies their ideas into reality.
“Innovation drives productivity in Australian agriculture and helps us push towards the NFF’s vision of a $100 billion agricultural industry by 2030.”
Applications close on Friday 12 October 2018. The recipients of the awards will be publicly presented as part of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook 2019 conference in Canberra.
For further information on the awards, and on how to apply, visit agriculture.gov.au/scienceawards.