The South Australian Program was established in July 2000 with generous support from the South Australian Government. It places considerable emphasis on soil and plant research because of the strengths in these areas on the Waite and Roseworthy Campuses which house the Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences of the University of Adelaide, the CSIRO Land & Water and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
South Australian research expertise is also strong in animal genetics and nutrition and aquaculture, and these are well suited for participation in Crawford Fund activities. South Australian researchers participating in The Crawford Fund to train agricultural scientists from developing countries through individual scientist visits, workshops and training classes (held both in South Australia and overseas) will benefit from the increased opportunities for developing scientific and economic links with many countries in our region.
2019 Crawford Fund SA Student Awards
In SA, 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), the fourth year of a four-year degree course or in a postgraduate degree (Masters or PhD).
The award takes the form of a bursary to a maximum value of $3000 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.
SA Committee Members
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The Fund’s South Australian committee supports South Australian institutions and scientists to deliver training that benefits those involved in both developing countries and Australia. See the link below to read more.
South Australian Committee in the News
SA Crawford Fund Scholars: Annual Conference 2018
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 SA Committee to attend the Crawford Fund’s 2018 Annual Conference were Bonnie Armour, Emma de Courcy-Ireland, Willa Matchett, Rida Akzar and Alex Howard. Their reflections from the 2018 conference will be available here soon.