$50,000 for young innovators

Employees or students between the ages of 18 to 25 in the agricultural, fisheries, forestry, food or natural resource industries have the chance to secure up to $50,000 in the 2008 Australian Agricultural Industries Young Innovators and Scientists Awards.

Award winners will receive up to $20,000 funding to research an emerging scientific issue or innovative activity over 12 months. Funding may be used for a research project, industry visit, further study or conference attendance.

One winner will also receive the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Award, worth $30,000.

Interested innovators should apply at: www.daff.gov.au/brs/science-awards

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