Travel Scholarships to attend Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference on Food Security 2015 – Canberra, Australia

Travel Scholarships to attend Crawford Fund’s Annual Conference on Food Security 2015 – Canberra, Australia

Deadline: June 19, 2015

The Crawford Fund is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that exists to promote research and development for world food security. They are offering awards to assist young Australian agricultural scientists to attend the 2015 Crawford Fund Annual Parliamentary Conference, entitled “The Business of Food Security: Profitability, sustainability and risk” taking place during the Parliamentary sitting week of 10-12 August 2015 at the Canberra, Australia.

The conference will focus on the critically important roles for both the public and private sectors in meeting future food demand within the limits of the earth’s natural resources. The conference will connect with business to explore new directions in research and sustainable sourcing already being taken by the private sector and to assess the implications of this for public policy and a new generation of public private partnerships.


The travel scholarship covers transport and accommodation costs related to attending the following conference events:

  • Monday 10 August: Sir John Crawford Memorial Address and networking dinner
  • Tuesday 11 August: Full day Parliamentary Conference
  • Wednesday 12 August: Program for young scientists and scholars

The awards will be made through the Crawford Fund’s State and Territory programs. All awards are subject to a suitable candidate being identified.


Applicants must:

  • Open to young Australian agricultural scientists with genuine interest in international agricultural development
  • Be under the age of 35 as at 1 July 2015
  • Be either a full-time student at a university located in the relevant State or Territory, or be working in agricultural science.
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in international agricultural development, and preferably in the technical area covered by the conference.


Those sponsored to attend the conference will be required to:

  • make a presentation at a relevant academic or research institute;
  • work with the relevant State Coordinators and their Committees to enhance interest amongst their peers in international agricultural research, and
  • provide a 500-word article outlining how they benefited from the conference and what they considered to be the highlights. These articles will be summarised for inclusion in the Crawford Fund newsletter and website.


Applications for the award must be submitted by 19 June 2015 to the Crawford Fund Coordinator for your State/ Territory who can also provide more background or answer any queries. Their details are on the contacts page of the website.

The application should contain biographical details and relevant research interests, and should be accompanied by a letter of support from your university, research supervisor or employer. Successful applicants will be notified, confirming the assistance they will be receiving, by 17 July 2015.

For more information, visit Crawford Fund Annual Parliamentary Conference.