The Fund’s Australian Capital Territory Program was established in 2006. Its location in Canberra provides a great opportunity to work with several Departments and Agencies of the Australian Government including ACIAR – and with a number of the peak bodies that are part of the Australian agricultural, forestry and fisheries industries. The organisation also has access to eminent researchers in scientific organisations and universities based in the nation’s capital.
The geographic focus of the Program is Papua New Guinea, Pacific Island countries and East Timor. Training activities in other countries are supported on a case-by-case basis. These activities reflect Canberra’s strength in research on forestry, agricultural policy, economics, molecular biology, entomology natural resources management and national regulation of agricultural matters such as quarantine, water and GM crop releases. A brochure summarising our activities is available here.
As part of our efforts to support and encourage the next generation in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund proudly supports our 2021 Student Awards. Our Student Awards have been developed specifically to enable university students with practical, feet-on-the-ground, involvement in an overseas project as part of their studies. In 2021, ACT Student Awards are open to Honours and Postgraduate students, with a maximum of $4,000 awarded.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS!
Congratulations to the 12 successful applicants from around Australia who are receiving our 2020 awards to experience international agricultural research and development first hand.
The ACT awardee is:
Michael Wellington, Australian National University
Research: Assessing irrigation in southern Africa using remote sensing methods
Projects/Institutions: LWR/2016/137 ACIAR – Transforming Irrigation in Southern Africa and ICRISAT
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPROVED AWARDEES’ TRAVEL WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH DFAT TRAVEL ADVICE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH PURPOSES.
Each year, the Crawford Fund Committees offer Conference Scholarships for students and young researchers to attend the annual conference. The Scholarship provides funds to cover expenses such as travel, accommodation and registration.
We’re excited to announce our bumper crop of 51 2019 Annual Conference scholarship winners from universities and organisations across Australia. This takes our conference scholar alumni to almost 320 young students and researchers and industry representatives with an interest in reshaping agriculture to better address food security, the nutritional needs of a growing population, and the environment.
The 2019 conference scholars from the ACT are listed below. You can read about their experiences here.
ACT COMMITTEE SPONSORED SCHOLARS
PLANT HEALTH AUSTRALIA SPONSORED SCHOLAR