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The Crawford Fund Conference Scholarship

Application Close: 15 Jun 2018
Status: Open
Commencement Date: 13 Aug 2018

The Crawford Fund is a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of the benefits to Australia and developing countries of Australia’s engagement in international agricultural research and development; supports training programs for developing country scientists and farmers, drawing on Australian experience, and encourages and supports young Australians in their careers, studies and volunteering in agriculture for development.

This year the conference scholar program will run from 13-15 August around the Fund’s 2018 annual conference, titled “Reshaping Agriculture for Better Nutrition – The Agriculture, Food, Nutrition, Health Nexus.” This key national food security event will ask “how can we feed and nourish the world’s increasing population with a diet that promotes good health and at the same time minimises further environmental impact?”

Scholarships include attendance of the conference and two half days of activities; conference registration fees, reasonable transport, food and accommodation costs.

Conference scholars agree to make a presentation at a relevant academic, research or other institute or group; work to enhance interest amongst their peers in international agricultural research; and provide a 500-word article outlining how they benefited from the conference and what they considered to be the highlights. These articles will be included in the Crawford Fund e-newsletter and website.


Eligibility Criteria

Applications are sought from the ACT, NSW, SA, Tasmania, Victoria and WA and applicants must be:

• under the age of 35 as at 1 July 2018,

• either a full-time student at a university, or

• working in agricultural science or an allied industry, and

• able to demonstrate an interest in international agricultural development.

States other than South Australia require applicants to be Australian citizens or permanent residents and SA has a preference for citizens or permanent residents.


There are no forms to complete – your application to the relevant Coordinator in your State should explain why you wish to attend the conference, contain biographical details and relevant research or work interests, and should be accompanied by a letter of support from your university, research supervisor or employer. Successful applicants will be notified by 6 July 2018.

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