Applying for Funding
AgriFutures Australia invests in RD&E that improves the sustainability and profitability of new and established rural industries and furthers understanding of rural issues of national and global significance.
If you or your organisation can help address our current research priorities, we welcome your application for funding.
At AgriFutures Australia we love great ideas. If you have a great idea for research that aligns with our strategic priorities, we want to hear from you.
To assess the fit for your research idea with AgriFutures Australia’ vision and strategic priorities, it helps to first do your homework. As a starting point, we recommend you familiarise yourself with:
If your idea is in line with AgriFutures Australia’s vision, the next step is to talk to the relevant Program Manager.
Intellectual property & commercialisation
AgriFutures Australia takes commercialisation and intellectual property opportunities seriously.
Our key goals are to:
- influence the development of intellectual property and commercialisation to ensure Australian rural industries are the primary beneficiaries of Agrifutures funded research
- maximise the uptake and benefits flowing from research investment in Australian rural industries by making new technologies, products, processes and services available as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible
- ensure royalties and other financial returns are channelled back into related rural industries research
Once you commence a research project, it’s important that you report back on progress.
Scheduled payments depend on the annual progress report being assessed as satisfactory by the AgriFutures Australia Program Manager. Reports much be submitted by the agreed reporting date, whether the milestones have been reached or not.
A user guide for submitting progress reports can be downloaded from our online database management system, Clarity.
Prior to the final milestone, you will need to discuss with the AgriFutures Australia Program Manager what form your final deliverable will take.
It must be submitted via our online database management system, Clarity by the completion date of the project.
To assist you to prepare your final deliverable, please use the templates provided.
Guide for using the AgriFutures Australia Final Report Template
AgriFutures Australia Final Report Template 2017
AgriFutures Australia Final Report Checklist
Open call 2017
AgriFutures Australia invites research project proposals via an open call process. The 2017 first open call has closed, and a second call for specific programs is open, details below.