[ASC-list] Sponsorship to Biodiversity Conference

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Wed Jun 16 05:42:03 UTC 2010


I am hoping that some ASC members will be in organisations that have young
agricultural scientists that may find the following scholarships of
interest:

 

Crawford Fund 2010 Annual Development Conference

BIODIVERSITY AND World Food Security:

Nourishing the Planet and its People

 

Sponsorship for young Australian agricultural scientists to attend the
Crawford Fund Conference, Parliament House, 

Canberra, 30 August-1 September 2010

 

The Crawford Fund (www.crawfordfund.org <http://www.crawfordfund.org/> ) is
an Australian not-for-profit organisation that exists to promote research
and development for world food security.

 

We are offering eight awards of up to $1000 to assist young Australian
agricultural scientists to attend the 2010 Crawford Fund conference,
entitled “Biodiversity and World Food Security: Nourishing the Planet and
its People”.  Speakers include Dr Cristián Samper, Director, National Museum
of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Professor Steve Hopper,
Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Dr Emile Frison, Director
General, Bioversity International, Dr Meryl Williams, Chair of the ACIAR
Commission, and Megan Clark and TJ Higgins from CSIRO. Information is
available on our website.

 

Seven awards will be made through the Crawford Fund’s current State and
Territory programs, while the eighth award is available for Tasmania.  All
awards are subject to a suitable candidate being identified.

 

Eligible costs to be met from the grant include conference registration fees
and related transport and accommodation costs. Applicants must:

 

-          Be under the age of 30 as at  1 July 2010, and

-          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 Crawford
Fund conference.

 

Those sponsored to attend the conference will be required to make a
presentation at a relevant academic or research institute prior to 30
November 2010, and to 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.

 

Applications for the award must be submitted by 30 June to the Crawford Fund
coordinator for your State/Territory (go to
www.crawfordfund.org/contacts.html) or if you are in Tasmania contact
Crawford at crawfordfund.org.  The application should contain biographical
details and relevant research interests, and should be accompanied by a
letter of support from your University or research supervisor. 

 

Successful applicants will be notified, confirming the assistance they will
be receiving, by 15 July 2010.

 

 

Cathy Reade
Coordinator - Public Awareness
Crawford Fund
Ph/Fax: 07 54483095
Mobile: 0413 575 934
www.crawfordfund.org

The Crawford Fund's mission is to increase Australia's engagement in
international agricultural research, development and education for the
benefit of developing countries and Australia.

 

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