Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus

13-14 December 2021, Canberra

2021 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. The program is a unique learning, networking and mentoring opportunity for young students and scientists with a genuine interest in international agricultural research and development.

During the registration process, you can help us by donating to support this year’s group of 50 young Australians you’ll meet at the conference, or by volunteering to be a mentor for one of them. As the Crawford Fund has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, your donation to the scholar program is tax deductible. Your receipt for the conference payment will note your donation for this purpose.

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.

Feedback from past participants is overwhelmingly positive, and year after year this event is rated as a unique learning, networking, and mentoring opportunity. Our 2019 scholars had plenty to say about their experience here.

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.

Since the program started in 2010, we have had more than 300 scholars participate.

HELP US SUPPORT YOUNG AUSTRALIANS TO OUR CONFERENCE AND SCHOLAR PROGRAM

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. As the Crawford Fund has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, your donation to the scholar program is tax deductible. Your receipt for the conference payment will note your donation 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.

As part of the registration process, you will also have the option of volunteering to be a mentor for one scholar through the conference. The responsibilities of the mentor are not onerous – you will be introduced to your scholar two weeks out so you can at least exchange an email or call to know a bit more about each other. You will then be needed to attend the Monday scholar session from 12-4.30pm at the Eastlakes Football Club, Kingston.

If you are unable to make that Monday session, then unfortunately the mentoring job is not for you!

Otherwise, in addition to the Monday activities, the idea is for you to shepherd your scholar, listen to their questions, hopes and plans, introduce them to people you know who may be knowledgeable in their area or related to their interests and talk through issues they raise from the conference. And encourage them.

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

Both options will be prompted through the registration process,

For more information about the program, contact:

Ms Cathy Reade
Director of Outreach

Director of Conference and Scholar Program
The Crawford Fund
Email: cathy.reade@crawfordfund.org
Mobile: 0413 575 934