The Queensland Program was established in 1996 with generous and continuing support from the Government of Queensland, private industry and our agricultural research partners. The Program addresses industry issues in the humid and seasonally-arid tropics, in the developing countries of our near region as well as in Queensland. The Program seeks to fund learning opportunities in two main areas: for tertiary students at Queensland institutes who are interested in international agricultural research (IAR), to help them gain valuable international experience and expertise; and for overseas scientists, to obtain mentoring and training support from experienced Queensland counterparts working on similar agricultural research challenges.
The objective of the student support program is to help train the next generation of professionals aspiring to work in IAR, by helping them gain valuable international experience and expertise through their active participation in IAR projects as part of their tertiary training. The projects that the students are supported to link with may be governmental (e.g. ACIAR, university, FAO), non-governmental (NGO) or commercial (e.g. seed or R&D company). The objective of the support program for international scientists is to enhance their research experience and technical understanding, and promote technology exchange and collaborative research, through participation in mentoring and training activities with experienced Queensland counterparts.
The Queensland program focusses particularly on industry research challenges faced in beef production, horticulture, tropical crops, fisheries and biosecurity, reflecting the importance of these industry sectors, and the consequent research experience, in Queensland. The objective is to add tactical but focussed value to the more extensive and ongoing activities of organisations like ACIAR, the universities and research organisations in Queensland. The aim is to facilitate contacts that will foster stronger research and industry links, locally and in the region longer-term.
Crawford-in-Queensland Awards for Tertiary Students
Two types of award are available: Honours Research Scholarships and Postgraduate Student Awards. For information on how to apply, you can access the application form here. Applications for the 2018 Student Awards will be available from 15 December and should be submitted by 30 March 2018. For details on the 2017 award recipients, click here.
Applications are now open. For more information, visit the 2018 Crawford Fund Student Awards, download the flyer, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Download an application form and apply by Thursday, 29 March 2018.
International Mentoring/ Training Awards
Mentoring activities will focus on promoting experiential learning, through experienced Australian staff working actively with their overseas counterparts either in-country or in Australia. In-country activities may be supplemented with engagement with ACIAR projects, NGOs and volunteers and in Australia with conference and workshop attendance and/or short-term visits to other institutes. Mentoring activities are open to retiree volunteers, but applications should be made through a Queensland-based host organisation.
Individual awards are for up to a maximum of $12,000 annually, but where circumstances warrant, may extend for more than one year. Applications for the 2019 International Mentoring / Training Awards close on 8 February 2019. The application form can be downloaded by clicking on this link: International engagement awards. You can contact the Queensland Coordinator, Prof Bob Lawn email@example.com for further information about the Crawford-in-Qld Student Awards and the International Mentoring / Training Awards.
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Qld Crawford Fund Scholars: 2017 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 QLD Committee to attend the Crawford Fund’s 2017 Annual Conference were Sarah Sutcliffe of James Cook University, John Fasi and Fynn De Daunton of the University of Queensland and Lydia O’Meara of Central Queensland University. Read their reflections from the 2017 conference here.