Sponsorship to Biodiversity Conference

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@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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