Science and Innovation Awards for 2018 – Open Now!

Science and Innovation Awards for 2018 – Open Now!

 The Science and Innovation Awards are open to all 18-35 year old scientists, researchers and innovators with original projects that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries. The Awards support the development of new approaches to industry issues. Applicants must currently be working, employed or studying in one of the industries (including food and sustainable natural resource management).

There are 11 different categories:


Award sponsor

Red meat processing

Australian Meat Processor Corporation


Australian Pork Ltd


Australian Wool Innovation


Cotton Research and Development Corporation

Health and biosecurity

CSIRO Health and Biosecurity


Dairy Australia

Fisheries and aquaculture

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation


Grains Research and Development Corporation

Meat and livestock

Meat & Livestock Australia

Established, new and emerging rural industries

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Viticulture and oenology

Wine Australia

Applications close on Friday 13 October 2017. The recipients of the awards will be publicly presented as part of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook 2018 conference in Canberra.

For further information on the awards and how to apply, visit

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