August 5, 2020
Our student awards help you bring an international component to your studies and research and enable you to gain valuable practical experience in a developing country. We proudly support the NextGen with each of our State and Territory Committees providing student award opportunities to university students in their regions.
Because of the disruption to the university year caused by COVID-19, we are now calling for second round applications from university students from the ACT, NSW & QLD. We accept applications from students in Australian universities studying agriculture, animal production, fisheries, forestry, natural resource management or any area related to food and nutrition security.
We appreciate that the coronavirus means that travel may be delayed and not take place before the end of June 2021 – all travel will need to comply with DFAT travel advice for health and safety purposes.
These awards have been developed specifically to enable your practical, feet-on-the-ground, involvement in an overseas project as part of your university studies.
In 2019, our State Committees supported 22 tertiary student awards. You can read about most of their amazing experiences here.
We strongly recommend you read the general background information before you start your application. The short online application form will require you to attach a brief CV, the signatures of, or a supporting note from, the Authorised Officers approving your application, and details of at least one referee. Your health and safety are paramount to us so you will be asked to provide details of relevant arrangements for this purpose too.
The closing date for this second round of applications is COB, Monday 02 November 2020.
The conditions and requirements for the State and Territory Committees’ awards differ.
Please check arrangements for each committee’s awards, provided on the committee’s webpage and contact our coordinators as per below. The coordinators of the relevant committees considering applications welcome any inquiries you may have.
These Awards are just one life- and career-changing experience we offer young researchers with an interest in agriculture for development. Read about our NextGen program here.
Important information regarding COVID-19
Please note that approved awardees’ travel will need to comply with DFAT travel advice for health and safety purposes.
The Crawford Fund will exercise discretion and flexibility relating to Student Award travel arrangements over this COVID-19 impacted period. We will work in conjunction with universities and host institutions in this regard.