Grains Research and Development

Date: 01.09.2002

Applications for conference sponsorship 2002-03


The GRDC invites and assesses Conference Sponsorship Applications twice a year. Applications for funding support for conferences not forming an element within a research project, do not require a Research Proposal, but are to be made on the Conference Sponsorship application form.

For conferences that are held annually/biennially the GRDC requires a new application each year. For conferences that occur infrequently, for example major international conferences, where Australia is the convenor or conferences that are held every 5 years, the GRDC will consider dispersing funds in advance of the conference date over a number of years.

Conference Sponsorship Applications are being considered for the period January to July 2003 and must be submitted by Friday, 27 September 2002. Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the conference. These applications should not be included as a part of any other GRDC research project or attached to other GRDC applications.

Applicants inte rested in preparing Conference Sponsorship Applications will be required to use the GRDC's Word 6 template (see details below).


The GRDC invites and assesses Travel/Conference Attendance applications twice a year. This means that travel applications must be submitted with closing dates of 27 September 2002 (for the six months January 2003 to July 2003) and 28 March 2003 (for the six months August 2003 to December 2003 and so on).

The GRDC's preference is for travel requests to be incorporated into project applications wherever possible. Applications for financial support for travel or conference attendance not forming an element within a research project may be made on the Travel/Conference Attendance Application form.

These Word templates can be found at the 'Applying and Reporting' section on our Website:

http: // researchers/forms.htm

These documents can be opened and completed on any computer that has Microsoft Word 6 (or a later version of Word) or any word processing software that can convert from Word 6. When completed, the GRDC requires a copy to be emailed to and ten signed copies addressed to:

Contracts Coordinator

Grains R&D Corporation

PO Box E6


Closing date for all conference sponsorship and travel/conference attendance applications is 27 September 2002.