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.
Proposals should clearly indicate:
- Who will be undertaking the majority of the research including details of new staff or students that may be engaged in project delivery
- Who will be undertaking the statistical analysis (if required) including their expertise
- What the extension activities are for outcomes of the project (beyond distribution of summaries and conference presentation)
- If the proposal is to undertake R&D that won’t have immediate outcomes that can be applied by industry then thought should be given to what the extension activities might be when the R&D is able to be applied and who the stakeholders are – this will help frame the direction for the project)
- Where appropriate, proposals should include collaboration (minor or major consultation) with the international experts in the field, which may not be located in Australia