The Crawford Fund has a number of strategies as part of our efforts to build the next generation of Australian researchers with an interest in agricultural research and development, including the conference scholar program, volunteering for projects overseas, and through our work with Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID).
These strategies are part of our overall campaign for greater recognition of the impact and benefit of international agricultural research and development to Australia and to developing countries.
Another important strategy is the Crawford Fund Student Awards. Launched in 2017, many of our State Committees supported visits to developing countries by students, so they can gain valuable experience and expertise overseas ‘in the field’ or supported engagement with overseas work.
Based on the success of the awards in 2017, in 2018 all of our State Committees have offered these awards to students in every State and Territory.
Here’s what a couple of our previous recipients had to say:
Jo Talbot, University of Tasmania
“Looking back on the trip to Vietnam, I am very grateful to The Crawford Fund for the opportunity to visit working farms and meet local farmers. Without their support I wouldn’t have been able to get such a valuable insight into beef-production in Vietnam.”
Laurelle Neugebauer, Curtin University
“Throughout my visits to many other farmers and associates I grew to understand the large complexities faced by these people. This was often confronting whether their constraints were related to colonisation or current issues such as climate change.”
Katherine Ashley, University of Sydney
“I would like to acknowledge the NSW Crawford Fund Committee for their generous support which has provided funds to travel in-country, conduct this research and develop my skills as a young agricultural scientist.”
Recipients of the Crawford Fund Student Awards
2018 Crawford Fund Student Award Recipients
Announcing the winners of the 2018 International Student Award Recipients
2017 Crawford Fund Student Award Recipients
Reflections from all of the 2017 Crawford Fund Student Award Recipients
Time to apply for our 2019 Student Awards!
Are you at university studying agriculture, animal production, fisheries, forestry, natural resource management or any area related to food and nutrition security? Would you like to explore your subject area in an international agricultural project context?
If so, we have awards available to help you bring an international component to your studies and research, and gain valuable practical experience in a developing country.
For more information and to apply, click here. The closing date for all awards is Friday, 29 March 2019.