News: Crawford-in-Tas Student Awards, January 2017

Applications are now being invited for the Crawford-in-Tasmania International Agricultural Student Awards!

The Tasmania Committee of the Crawford Fund is offering a small number of competitive travel awards for tertiary students. The purpose of these awards is to facilitate active student participation in international agricultural projects, so that they may gain valuable experience in developing countries.

The awards are open to tertiary students within Tasmania who are interested in gaining international agricultural research experience and expertise. Applicants should be in a relevant biophysical or socio‐economic aspect of agriculture, animal production, fisheries, forestry, natural resource management or food security. The projects that the students plan to link with can be governmental, non‐governmental (NGO), commercial, or in association with a university.

The award takes the form of a bursary (up to $3000) and is designed to augment funding from other sources—for example, agricultural research and development assistance projects being undertaken in overseas countries where the students intend to work and gain experience.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete an application form and outline the expected benefits; benefits of the award could range from stronger linkages in research areas of interest to Tasmanian industry, to the understanding of the application of technical knowledge to different agricultural systems.

The closing date for award applications is COB Friday, 17 March 2017. Applications should be sent to the Tasmanian Coordinator for the fund, Dr Neville Mendham, at: n.mendham@utas.edu.au.

Click on the links for information about the recently launched New South Wales and Western Australia State Committee student awards.