11 - 13 November 2025 | Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia



Scholarship applications are now closed. 

For any enquiries please contact, qaaficomms@uq.edu.au or phone +61 3346 2149.

TropAg values the support of ACIAR, the CGIAR and The Crawford Fund.

CGIAR supported the attendance of up to 20 early career researchers/scientists from National Agriculture Research and Extension Systems (NARES) partners engaged in research to advance food, land and water systems in a climate crisis. Selection followed CGIAR Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion guidelines.  

To be eligible for a travel grant applicants must:

  • Be an Early Career Researcher (within 10 years of PhD award).
  • Be an employee of a NARES who has partnered with CGIAR in the last 3 years.
  • Be the presenting author on an abstract submitted and be prepared to give a poster or oral presentation at the conference.
  • Is committed to bringing the learning of the conference back to their country to share the knowledge and support ongoing learning.

ACIAR supported 25 early career researchers to attend and participate in the TropAg conference.

Travel grants were 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 – https://www.aciar.gov.au/project, 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 Crawford Fund has generously partnered with TropAg to assist 10 young researchers from developing countries who are enrolled at a Queensland universities to attend and present their science at this international conference which will be held in Brisbane from 31 October to 2 November 2022. Successful candidates were chosen by a selection panel made up of representatives of The Crawford Fund Queensland Committee and the TropAg conference organisers. The judges’ decisions are final. The scholarships cover full conference registration and attendance at the conference dinner as guests of the Crawford Fund Queensland Committee.

To be eligible for a Crawford-in-QLD TropAg2022 Conference Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an Honours or Postgraduate Student from a developing country who is currently studying at a Queensland tertiary institute;
  • Be an author/co-author on a submitted Conference abstract;
  • Have access to other funds to cover their accommodation and travel expenses to the Conference;
  • As the Conference and The Crawford Fund aim to achieve gender balance, applications are especially encouraged from women. Further, recognising that students living outside metropolitan Brisbane will have added travel and / or accommodation costs, applications are especially encouraged from students living outside metropolitan Brisbane.

Selection criteria:

Abstracts were assessed on their innovation, alignment with the themes of the TropAg conference, and the perceived potential of the research for scientific and/or on-the-ground impact in developing countries and in Australia.

Successful applicants were required to submit, by Friday 8 October 2022, a short story (~350 words with photo/s) about their research, to be posted on the Crawford Fund website during the event.


11 – 13 November 2025 
Brisbane, Australia

Contact: qaaficomms@uq.edu.au

TropAg event organisers and affiliates acknowledge the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which we meet. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

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