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Furthering your cotton career: opportunities for young scientists! (14 August 2014)

Up and coming cotton scientists are being encouraged to apply for two great opportunities: CRDC’s summer scholarship program, and the Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture.

The summer scholarship program provides students with the opportunity to work on a real project in a working environment as part of their professional development.

All CRDC research partners, researchers or extension officers may apply for summer scholarship funds, and the scholarships are open to all university students of a high standard who are completing their senior years of an undergraduate degree or enrolled in an honours program. Students can conduct short research, extension or industry projects under the direct supervision of a researcher or extension officer from the public or private sectors.

The 2015 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, meanwhile, is a competitive grants program that provides funding for innovative research projects – and CRDC is proud to sponsor the award for the cotton industry. The award aims to advance the careers of young researchers, innovators and scientists through national recognition, and importantly, funding of their research ideas.

Applications for the 2015 Science and Innovation Awards close on 3 October, while applications for the CRDC summer scholarships close 10 October (Editor's note: on 29 September, CRDC announced an extension to the summer scholarships - applications now close on 31 October 2014. For more, see here).

For more information or to apply for a Science and Innovation Award, visit the Department of Agriculture's website. For more information or to apply for a CRDC summer scholarship, contact the CRDC on 02 6792 4088 or view the scholarships page on this website. 

Pictured: CRDC sponsored 2014 Science and Innovation Award recipient, Dr Alison McCarthy, with Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP and ABARES Chief Scientist, Kim Ritman.