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Crawford in WA - Student Awards

Crawford-in-Western Australia student awards

Applications are invited from honours and postgraduate students interested in gaining international agricultural research experience in developing countries.

OVERVIEW

The Crawford Fund encourages greater recognition of the importance of international agricultural research and development to Australia by actively engaging in international agricultural research. The Western Australian Committee of the Crawford Fund offers a small number of competitive travel awards for tertiary students. The purpose of the awards is to facilitate active student participation in international agricultural projects, in order to help them gain valuable experience and expertise in developing countries. Only one or two awards will be made each year.

The awards are open to Honours and Postgraduate Students from Western Australia, with priority given to Australian nationals and permanent residents. Applicants should be engaged in a relevant biophysical or socio‐economic aspect of agriculture, animal production, fisheries, forestry, natural resource management or food security. Applicants should be enrolled either at Honours Level (3‐year degree course) or Fourth Year (4‐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.

The Crawford Fund Student International Agricultural Awards are designed to augment funding from other sources—for example, agricultural research and development assistance projects being undertaken in overseas countries where the students intend to work and gain experience. The projects that the students plan to link with can be governmental (e.g. ACIAR, FAO), non‐governmental (NGO), commercial (e.g. seed or R&D company) or in association with a university. Funding to carry out research that is part of their degree work, or to attend research conferences overseas will not be considered, unless it contributes to promoting international agricultural research in developing countries.

Head to the Crawford Fund Website to find out more and apply.