The Northern Territory Program was established in April 2002 to provide a Northern Territory focus for the Crawford Fund’s training programs. It aims to increase the number of trained technicians, technologists and scientists in developing countries to undertake useful and effective R&D activities for the improvement of agricultural productivity and food production in these countries.The strategic approach of the Program recognises the need to promote international agricultural research to assist in the alleviation of rural poverty with an emphasis on Southeast Asia, especially East Timor. It also aims to develop linkages between Territory institutions and agriculture and resource conservation specialists in these developing countries to facilitate the transfer of technology and assist in training for rural and regional development. The Northern Territory Program aims to identify and develop initiatives that make use of local expertise to benefit countries overseas while also creating educational, business and trade opportunities for Northern Territory.
Local business people, academics, rural and fishing industry representatives and others are welcome to provide input into the decisions to be made on the program’s focus and priorities for its Northern Territories constituents.
2019 Crawford Fund NT Student Awards
In the Northern Territory, applications are invited from honours and postgraduate students interested in gaining international agricultural research experience in developing countries. Reports from previous awardees are linked on this page.
Applicants should be enrolled either at Honours Level (following a 3‐year degree course), in the fourth year of a four‐year degree course, or in a postgraduate degree (Masters or PhD). Priority will be given to Australian nationals and permanent residents.
The award takes the form of a bursary to a maximum value of $3,000 per awardee, and can be used for airfares, other travel costs, accommodation and subsistence, and/or operational research costs.
Applications are now open. The closing date for all awards is Friday, 29 March 2019.
We strongly recommend you read the general background information here before you start your online application.
Apply online here. 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 requirements of the award include reporting on your experience, both to the funding committee but also for our public awareness campaign. Take a peek at the suggested reporting guidelines here.
NT Committee Members
Academic Writing in the Mountains of West Timor
Livelihoods & Resources
Training in Mango Research
Strengthening biosecurity in Timor Leste and the region
NT Crawford Fund Scholars: 2018 Annual Conference
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.
The scholars supported by the NT Committee to attend the Crawford Fund’s 2017 Annual Conference was Samantha Nowland. Read her reflections from the 2018 conference here.