The purpose of these awards is to encourage innovative thinking by industry personnel through undertaking a learning activity that has the potential to benefit the Australian sugarcane industry.
- Up to $5,000 for individual travel awards
- Up to $10,000 to cover costs involved in inviting an expert(s) to host an event, workshop or seminar
- Up to $5000 to cover costs associated with RD&E professionals, technicians and industry service providers undertaking professional development activities such as visiting field trials, farming methods and learning new skills
- Up to $30,000 as a contribution towards a longer term staff placement, learning opportunity, or development of new skills
Key Focus Areas of investment:
- Optimally-adapted varieties, plant breeding and release
- Soil health and nutrient management
- Pest, disease and weed management
- Farming systems and production management
- Milling efficiency and technology
- Product diversification and value addition
- Knowledge and technology transfer and adoption
- Capability development, attraction and retention
Recently Identified Impact Areas
- Solving Yellow Canopy Syndrome (YCS);
- Conventional and genetically modified (GM) plant breeding;
- Minimising harvest losses and value chain improvements; and
- Adoption of research.
Anyone with a concept that aligns to the purpose of these awards may apply.
Submission Requirements & Internal Due Date
- Applications must be submitted for internal review by 26 August 2016
- The University’s Grant Application Cover Sheet must accompany your application
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org