Conference Scholars

As part of our efforts to encourage young people in their study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research we are once again offering our highly sought after conference scholarships.

Scholarships are offered to young Australians and permanent residents with a genuine interest in international agricultural development, to attend the Crawford Fund conference in Canberra and be involved in a range of fun, informative activities around the event.

The scholars are involved in two ½ days of activities in addition to the conference and they have a personal mentor throughout their visit and engage with keynote speakers, experienced Australian agricultural researchers and educators, and other passionate young people who have experience overseas in developing countries as researchers, volunteers or mentors.

Feedback from past participants is overwhelmingly positive, and year after year this event is rated as a unique learning, networking, and mentoring opportunity. Since the program started in 2010, we have had more than 300 scholars participate.

This year we will again be supporting around 50 young Australians from every State and Territory to attend the conference and be inspired by agriculture for development and the opportunities and impacts it offers them.

We will be announcing this year’s scholars in July and encourage all conference attendees to consider volunteering to be a mentor as you register for the event.


To help us in our efforts, the Crawford Fund is offering delegates the opportunity to donate additional funds, above their registration fees, for this purpose.

Individuals, organisations or companies who make a donation will be acknowledged in the conference and listed in the conference proceedings, should they wish.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide for our efforts encouraging young Australians and harnessing their passion in international agricultural research.

For more information about the program, contact:

Ms Cathy Reade
Director of Outreach

Director of Conference and Scholar Program
The Crawford Fund
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 0413 575 934