​New research fund for rural professionals

Our Land and Water National Science Challenge has launched a new fund to enable rural professionals to partner with scientists to test exciting and innovative ideas that could lead to significant improvements in farming systems.

The fund will invest up to $50,000 in projects that can rapidly test ideas and innovations within six months. An important part of this fund is the requirement to extend what is learned to the wider rural profession and farming community.

Our Land and Water is interested in applications that contribute evidence and innovative ideas to its 3 research themes of; Future Landscapes, Incentives for Change, and Capacity for Transition.

Our Land and Water is looking for ideas that will:

  • build evidence for innovative ideas and practices (successful projects may become eligible for continued investment, such as the Ministry for Primary Industries? Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures Fund)
  • speed up the testing and implementation of exciting and innovative ideas
  • develop links and collaboration between rural professionals, farmers and researchers
  • extend what is learned to the wider rural profession and farming community

Applications are due by 17 July 2020. For more information on the fund click here