Sugar Research Australia: Sugar Industry Travel and Learning Awards 2016

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

Further Information

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