Conference sponsorships

Application Details

Applications open:      Monday 1 July 2019

Applications close:      Monday 29 July 2019

The GRDC provides sponsorship assistance to organisations wishing to conduct a conference in Australia or overseas, that directly benefits the Australian grains industry and the GRDC.

In order to ensure the best return on our growers’ investment, applications for conference support must demonstrate the benefit their conference will deliver to the Australian grains industry.

Applicants must submit their application via the Grains Investment Portal. The application link to the Grains Investment Portal will be live 1st of July.

The GRDC places a high priority on the dissemination and communication of knowledge gained from the conference.

Applications may be made for conferences to be held not less than 8 weeks after the date of close of applications, to allow for evaluation and contracting, and no more than 2 years in advance of the date of close of applications.

All applications must include the dollar amount requested from the GRDC. However, your event may be considered for an alternative level of funding support.

The evaluation panel will review the application against the evaluation criteria including demonstrated value to the grains industry. Evaluators will consider how well applications align with the GRDC's Key Investment Targets and the total available conference support budget before making a recommendation to the business for a funding commitment.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. The Applicant must be a single legal entity or recognised firm of partners.
  2. The Applicant and any proposed subcontractor must be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Extent of likely benefit to Australian grain growers and the grains industry
  2. Level of support from non-GRDC sponsors.
  3. Entitlements offered to the GRDC.
  4. Scope of proposed communication and implementation plan
  5. Relevance to GRDC Key Investment Targets (KITs)


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jessie MacLean via or (02) 6166 4500.

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Final Reports are submitted as a Milestone Report via the Grains Investment Portal.