Final chance to apply for Science and Innovation Awards

CRDC

Applications for the 2023 ABARES Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture – supported by CRDC – close today.

CRDC is encouraging young researchers aged 18-35 to apply for a grant valued at up to $22,000 to fund an innovative research project that will benefit Australia’s cotton industry.

As a sponsor of the Awards program, run by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, CRDC supports and rewards young scientists for their exploration of concepts and the creation of new knowledge in the pursuit of scientific breakthroughs.

Recent recipients of the cotton award are Dr Demi Sargent of WSU (2021) and Dr Xiaoqing Li of CSIRO (2022). Demi is helping to protect the cotton industry from the effects of climate change, and Xiaoqing is working to improve cotton’s traceability.

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