Science & Innovation Awards for Young People
The Australian Government's Science and Innovation Awards for
Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry aims to
encourage young people to use science, technology and innovation to
advance the future of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food and
natural resource management industries.
The awards are open to young people between 18 and 35 years (you
must be between the ages of 18 and 35 on Friday 15 June 2007), who
are working, employed or studying in an Agriculture, Fisheries or
Forestry related industry (including food and sustainable natural
Eligible applicants may include young producers (farmers,
fishers, foresters etc), extension officers, researchers,
processors, students, or industry advisers. The selection panel
will be looking for applicants dedicated to the future of rural and
regional industries with a commitment to promoting science and
innovation as an integral part of that future.
For more information, go to: www.daffa.gov.au/brs/science-awards
Fishing design award
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International Smart Gear Competition
is seeking new designs for fishing gear that reduces marine bycatch
– the accidental catch and related deaths of marine mammals,
birds, sea turtles and fish species in fishing gear. Many millions
of tonnes of what is caught in the course of fishing are thrown
back into the sea dead, or dying, each year. $30,000 prize for
Closing date: 31st July 2007.
Nuffield Scholarship applications for 2007 are now open for
farmers across Australia interested in extending their knowledge
overseas. The objective is to increase practical farming knowledge
and management skills and techniques generally. These scholarships
give Australian citizens the opportunity to study farming practices
in New Zealand, Europe, Asia and the Americas and those countries
best suited to the Scholar. Upon returning to Australia it is
expected that Scholars will be able to actively spread the
knowledge and understanding they have gained among their fellow
farmers and others.
Closing date is 30 June 2007.