Grains Research and Development

Training Awards

The GRDC has traditionally invited applications for its Training Awards in October each year to encourage students in disciplines that contribute to the RD&E priorities of the Australian grains industry. 

The GRDC is currently reviewing this process to ensure it is efficient and effectively delivering a highly skilled and motivated workforce, including growers, advisers, researchers and managers.

In light of this review the GRDC will offer research scholarship awards in 2017 for:

  • Grains Industry Research Scholarships (GRS)
  • Grains Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarships (UHS)

When the review of the program is completed, the GRDC will invite applications in late 2016. Application guidelines and forms, closing dates, categories of support, conditions, selections criteria, reporting and payment arrangements will be detailed on this web page when this process is complete.

Students successful in securing a base scholarship in 2015 such as an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent are encouraged to apply for the GRS scholarships in 2016.