• 2022 Science and Innovation Awards grants now open
  • Individual grants of up to $22,000 across multiple categories
  • Total of $264,000 for young people in agriculture, fisheries and forestry

Investing in a future-ready agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector is the goal of the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards grant program, with applications now open.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin invites young researchers, scientists and innovators in agriculture, fisheries and forestry to submit a project application that addresses current industry challenges.

“Australia has a proud tradition of innovation, and we’re looking to build on that legacy with the next generation of Aussie smarts,” Mr Pasin said.

“We’re looking for projects which tackle issues in innovative ways and contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries.”

Mr Pasin said supporting young people delivering new innovations in agriculture will deliver benefits for the sector, with these benefits flowing into rural and regional Australia.

“This is a great opportunity for our best and brightest, living in regional Australia, to receive a leg up and really make a difference to their industries and their communities,” Mr Pasin said.

Last year’s Ministerial award winner was Mr Fraser Border from the University of Southern Queensland.

This innovative project used augmented reality to help meat process workers improve accuracy and efficiency, reduce waste and increase returns for processors.

For more information and to apply visit www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/conferences-events/scienceawards.

Award Award sponsor
Established, new and emerging rural industries AgriFutures Australia
Eggs and poultry (layers) Australian Eggs
Red meat processing Australian Meat Processor Corporation
Pork Australian Pork Limited
Wool Australian Wool Innovation
Cotton Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Biosecurity and digital innovation CSIRO Biosecurity digital innovation
Fisheries and aquaculture Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Forest and wood products Forest & Wood Products Australia
Grains Grains Research and Development Corporation
Horticulture Hort Innovation
Viticulture and oenology Wine Australia