AgriFutures Australia investments are driven by five-year research, development and extension (RD&E) plans that address the needs of industries and stakeholders, and ensure our priorities are industry and government-driven. Our aim is to increase knowledge that fosters sustainable, productive new and existing rural industries and further understanding of national rural issues through research and developing in government-industry partnership.
AgriFutures Australia is inviting applications from suitably qualified research providers for projects addressing the following objectives from the AgriFutures™ Pasture Seed Program‘s five year RD&E Plan:
- Objective 2: Sustainable certified temperate pasture seed production
- Objective 3: Connectivity and communication
- Objective 4: Building industry capability and capacity.
The Pasture Seeds Program Advisory Panel is particularly interested in projects that have a related PhD student who is looking for a scholarship or top-up payment.
In planning and submitting proposals for AgriFutures Australia-funded projects, prospective researchers need to familiarise themselves with the application procedure, the Corporation’s overarching goals and strategies, the goals and strategies of the relevant R&D program and the specific priorities for R&D for the year for which the proposal is being submitted.
We also welcome and encourage your collaboration with other research providers to build the critical research mass necessary to meet our objectives.
This targeted open call for research proposals commences Monday 12 August 2019 and closes 12 noon (AEDT) Wednesday 18 September 2019.