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. A brochure summarising our activities is available here.
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.
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 Student Awards. These awards have been developed specifically to enable university students to gain valuable experience and expertise by bringing an international component to their studies and research.
The Crawford Fund 2024 Student Awards are now open!
In the Northern Territory, applications are invited from undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students interested in gaining international agricultural research experience in developing countries, with a maximum of $5,000 awarded. We strongly recommend you read this general background information before you start your online 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.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPROVED AWARDEES’ TRAVEL WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH DFAT TRAVEL ADVICE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH PURPOSES.
The closing date for the 2024 Student Awards is COB 13 May 2024.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS!
Congratulations to the 17 successful applicants from around Australia who received our 2023 awards to experience international agricultural research and development first hand.
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 36 2023 Annual Conference scholarship winners from universities and organisations across Australia, and for the second time, special guest scholars from Papua New Guinea! This takes our conference scholar alumni to almost 450 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.