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Scholarship applications

To apply for a scholarship, please read the information below and complete the scholarship section during the online abstract submission process.

Abstract and scholarship applications close Friday 7 June 2019.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application on Friday 27 June 2019.

For any enquiries, please contact Expert Events, Tropag2019@expertevents.com.au.

TropAg2019 values the support of both ACIAR and The Crawford Fund.

Selection criteria: Scholarship applications will be assessed in conjunction with the abstract review process.


ACIAR will support up to 25 early career researchers to attend and participate in TropAg2019.

Travel grants will be awarded to those involved in an ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects, and who submit an abstract selected to be presented at the conference.

To be eligible for a travel grant applicants must:

  • Be the 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 – www.aciar.gov.au/Our-Research/Our-Research-Programs, if uncertain contact ACIAR.

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 Queensland Committee of the Fund has generously partnered with TropAg2019 to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries attend and present their science at this international conference which will be held in Brisbane from 11-13 November 2019. Successful candidates will be chosen by a selection panel made up of representatives of The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee and the TropAg2019 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, 1 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.