News: Conference Scholarships Launched, March 2016

Crawford Fund Scholarships were made available in March for young Australian agricultural students and scientists to attend scholars’ and mentoring activities with the Crawford Fund 2016 Annual Conference:

‘WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security’

As part of the Fund’s efforts to encourage young people in their study or careers in international agricultural research, conference scholarships are offered to young Australian agricultural scientists, with a genuine interest in international agricultural development, to attend the Crawford Fund conference in Canberra. This year’s conference is being held on 29-30 August—for more details visit our conference web pages.

After more than 25 years, the Crawford Fund’s annual conference holds the premier place for engaging decision-makers and the public on food security issues. Our scholarships provide an opportunity to attend the conference, interact and learn from renowned international and Australian speakers, and to network and be mentored by key researchers, academics and policy makers involved in food security.

The Crawford Fund board and 2015 scholars

The Crawford Fund board and 2015 scholars

The awards are made through the Crawford Fund’s State and Territory programs. This year’s scholarship includes the conference and two half days of activities on 29 and 31 August. Eligible costs to be met from the scholarships include conference registration fees and related reasonable transport, food and accommodation costs.

This Year’s Applicants
Successful applicants for 2016 were notified by 30 June and we will be announcing the successful scholars soon. Keep an eye out on our home page for updates for each state. For a sneak peak, visit the Crawford Fund Queensland State page to learn about the scholars who were awarded Honours Research Scholarships and Postgraduate Student Awards. These award recipients are also entitled to attend the 2016 Annual Conference and Scholars day.

To view last year’s successful scholars and their reports on the 2015 Conference ‘THE BUSINESS OF FOOD SECURITY:Profitability, sustainability and risk’, click here.

Support our Efforts
You can still donate! We are hoping individuals and sponsors from the public and private sectors will want to join us in our efforts to encourage young people in agriculture for development by supporting this scholarship program. To learn more about the program, and how you can support more young people in their knowledge, study, careers and volunteering around food security, we have the following information available:

Or contact Cathy Reade on: 0413 575 934; cathy.reade@crawfordfund.org.

You will also be able to donate to the cause as you register for our conference this year. Registration is now open—go to our conference web site to learn more and start the registration process.