GRDC Training Awards

The Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) funds research and development for the Australian grains industry.

The Corporation has a range of awards aimed at developing and maintaining the skills and information bases required to achieve its Board's objectives.

The GRDC invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following Training Awards which apply for 1999.

Undergraduate Honours Scholarships

Ten awards, each of $6,000, are available annually for students undertaking full-time study at a recognised tertiary institution, who demonstrate an excellent record of undergraduate achievement and a program of research directed at strategic priorities in the Australian grains industry.

Grains Industry Research Scholarships

Several awards are available to students of excellence proceeding to postgraduate study in a field relevant to the work of the GRDC. The award will normally be for three years with an annual tax-free stipend of $21,000. An additional amount of up to $5,000 may be available to the host organisation.

Post-doctoral Fellowships

Several awards will be offered in two categories:

  1. Available at Australian institutions to promising researchers from Australia and overseas who can contribute to Australian research. The annual stipend will be in the vicinity of $40,000, with on-costs and a provision for fare and removal costs to the Australian institution, as required.
  2. Available for work at CGIAR institutes overseas by Australian researchers. An equivalent stipend is envisaged for appointment at CGIAR institutes, with allowances for travel to location, housing and operating expenses.

PDFs in both categories will be funded for a period of up to three years.

Senior Fellowships

Available to senior R&D personnel seeking to enhance their experience and potential to contribute to the work of the GRDC at an institution in Australia or overseas. Support may be up to 12 months.

In-Service Training

Available to younger scientists, technical staff and others engaged in work relevant to GRDC objectives who may not be eligible for other forms of support. Funding will be considered for travel, secondment or interchange between institutions and will be available for a maximum of six months.

Industry Development Awards

Two awards are available to growers, processors and others in the grains industry not engaged in R&D activities who are seeking to enhance their experience and potential to contribute to the work of the GRDC. The awards may be for study tours within Australia or overseas, or for other purposes approved by the GRDC. Support may be up to six months.

Visiting Fellowships

Available to overseas personnel who are able to enhance programs supported by the GRDC. Activity may occur at an Australian host institution or company. Support may be up to 12 months.

Closing date for ail applications is 3 November 1998.

Further information and Application Forms are contained in the GRDC Research Prospectus 1999-2000, pages 132-141 inclusive.

Applicants who do not have the GRDC Research Prospectus 1999-2000 or cannot access it on the GRDC's web site at may contact:

Mrs Cathy Stewart
Provider Liaison
Grains Research & Development Corporation
PO Box E6
Telephone: (02) 6272 5525
Facsimile: (02) 6271 6430