Scholarships

Scholarship applications:
To apply for either an ACIAR travel grant or The Crawford Fund scholarship, please read the the information below and complete the scholarship section during the online abstract submission process.
Abstract and travel grant submissions close 14 June 2017.

For any enquiries, please contact Hannah Hardy, tropag2017@uq.edu.au.

TropAg2017 values the support of both ACIAR and The Crawford Fund.


ACIAR travel grant

ACIAR will support 25 Early Career Researchers from Africa, Asia and Pacific countries, to attend and participate in TropAg2017. Travel grants will be awarded to those involved in an ACIAR-supported collaborative research project, and who submit an abstract selected to be presented at the conference.

The awards available are as follows:
$2500 for 10 Early Career Research Scientists from ACIAR African countries
$1500 for 15 Early Career Research Scientists from ACIAR Asian and Pacific countries

To be eligible for a travel grant applicants must:
• Reside in an ACIAR partner country – http://aciar.gov.au/wherewework.
• Be the first or nominated presenting author on an abstract submitted and be prepared to give a poster or oral presentation at the conference.
• Be an Early Career Researcher (within 10 years of PhD award).
• Be working with an active or planned research program, or have worked with an ACIAR research program within the last 5 years – http://aciar.gov.au/page/research-programs, if uncertain contact ACIAR.
• As we aim to achieve gender balance in travel grant awardees, we strongly encourage women applicants.

Selection criteria:
Abstracts will be assessed based on their ability meet the themes of the conference and to demonstrate ACIAR research in partner countries, with preference for multidisciplinary or transformational research.


The Crawford Fund is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to increase Australia’s engagement in international agricultural research and development through raising awareness of the benefits to Australia and the developing countries from investment in the sector and through training programs for developing country scientists that draw on Australian experience. The Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2017 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international conference which will be held in Brisbane from 20-22 November 2017. Successful candidates will be chosen by a selection panel made up of representatives of The Crawford Fund and the TropAg2017 conference organisers. The judges’ decisions will be final. The scholarships cover full conference registration and attendance at the conference dinner.

To be eligible for a Crawford Fund Conference Scholarship, applicants must:
• Be a PhD student from a developing country who is currently studying in Australia.
• Be the first author, or the nominated presenting author on an abstract submitted and be prepared to give a poster or oral presentation at the conference.
• Have access to other funds to cover accommodation and travel expenses.
• Submit a short story (~350 words) with photo/s about the work to be presented by Friday, 10 November for the Crawford Fund website during the event.
• As the Conference and The Crawford Fund aim to achieve gender balance, applications are especially encouraged from women.

Selection criteria:
Abstracts will be assessed on their innovation, alignment with the six themes of the Trop Ag2017 conference, and the perceived potential of the research for scientific and/or on-the-ground impact in developing countries and in Australia.