QLD Committee

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, established in 2014, 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 Fund QLD Student Awards

As part of our efforts to support and encourage the next generation in study, careers and volunteering in international agricultural research, the Crawford Fund QLD Committee offers a small number of competitive research funding awards for tertiary students aspiring to work in international agricultural research (IAR). The purpose of the awards is to facilitate active student participation in IAR projects, in order to help them gain valuable international experience and expertise. Two types of award are available: Honours Research Scholarships and Postgraduate Student Awards. You can access further information on the Crawford Fund Student Awards offered by the QLD Committee, the eligibility requirements, the key selection criteria and the reporting requirements, by clicking here.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS!

Congratulations to the  5 successful applicants from QLD universities, who are receiving 2021 awards to gain experience in international agricultural research and development first hand.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPROVED AWARDEES’ TRAVEL WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH DFAT TRAVEL ADVICE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH PURPOSES.


International Engagement Awards

The Crawford Fund QLD Committee supports targeted training and mentoring of overseas scientists and extension officers by experienced Queensland counterparts working on similar agricultural research challenges.  In 2022, the Queensland Committee will be again offering a small number of Crawford-in-Queensland International Engagement Awards. An overview of the awards and the selection criteria can be downloaded here. Further enquiries and information on how to apply can be directed to the Honorary Queensland Coordinator, Prof Bob Lawn at bob (dot) lawn (at) crawfordfund (dot) org

The open call for applications for the 2022 awards closes on15 April 2022.

Congratulations To Our 2021 Crawford-In-Queensland International Engagement Award Winners! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPROVED AWARDEES’ TRAVEL WILL NEED TO COMPLY WITH DFAT TRAVEL ADVICE FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH PURPOSES.


Queensland Committee in the News


Qld Crawford Fund Scholars: 2021 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.

Here’s this year’s scholars supported by the QLD Committee:

  • Melanie Ohl, Central Queensland University
  • Ziwei Zhou, Griffith University
  • Ronnie Noga, James Cook University
  • Jordan Lee, University of Queensland
  • Charlette Rambla, University of Queensland
  • William Ramsay, University of Queensland