Calling young South West ag innovators

Fast Facts:

– 2019 Science and Innovation Awards recognise big ideas that contribute to the success of Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors

– Applications are now open to young Australian researchers, innovators and scientists

– Chance to share in $286,000 with grants of up to $22,000 across 13 industry categories

Young South West agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers are invited to submit their agricultural research project ideas for a chance to share in up to $286,000 in grant funding.

The Science and Innovation Awards recognise the ideas of Australia innovative 18-35 year olds, helping them turn them into reality.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino urged young South West people to put their ideas forward for improving the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of their industries.

“Many of the best new ideas come directly from innovative young people already working in those industries,” Mrs Marino said.

“The South West has a wealth of young talent who are coming up with creative ways to boost productivity and sustainability in their chosen fields.

“Each winner from the 13 industry award categories will receive a grant of up to $22,000.

“A $22,000 grant could go a long way to making these ideas a reality, to moving their industries forward and in helping to advance a prosperous career in agriculture.”

Applications close on Friday October 12. The recipients of the awards will be publicly presented as part of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook 2019 conference in Canberra.

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