Our industry partners recognise the significant contribution that students and graduates of the University of Sydney's Faculty of Agriculture and Environement make in this exciting and leading-edge sector that generates over $150 billion a year in production and contributes to around 16% of Australia's export earnings. To encourage further studies in the field of Agriculture and Natural Resources, scholarships are awarded to suitable applicants from both the private and government sectors.

Horizon Scholarships

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Appllications close 31 January 2015.


An initiative of the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture. Please click here for more information on their variety of scholarships.


The Grains Research & Development Corporation is one of the world's leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing and overseeing research and development, delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. The GRDC's mission is to invest in research and development for the greatest benefit to its stakeholders - grain growers and the Australian Government. The Corporation links innovative research with industry needs and it's vision is for a profitable, internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable grains industry. The GRDC offers the following awards and scholarships:
GRDC Training and Travel awards.

Grains Industry Research Scholarships (GRS) The GRDC provides support for Grains Industry Research Scholarships (GRS) to encourage post graduate training in disciplines that contribute to the research, development and extension priorities of the GRDC and the Australian grains industry. GRS

Grains Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarships (UHS) The GRDC offer scholarships to undergraduate Honours applicants undergoing full time study. This is awarded to Australian citizen or permanent resident students on academic merit undertaking a project relevant to the Australian grains industry; for full eligibility criteria and information UHS.

Travel Awards are offered to applicants requiring financial assistance to attend a conference or undertake travel that benefits the Australian grains industry. Full eligibility criteria and contact information check the following page:Travel Awards

Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The CRDC invests in research, development and extension (RD&E) projects for the Australian cotton industry.
In 2014-15, the CRDC will invest $24 million on behalf of Australian growers and the Government into RD&E, and will work closely with research providers to ensure the needs of both growers and the Government are met.

The CRDC welcomes applications for funding from researchers, students, community organisations and growers. The CRDC is based in Narrabri, the centre of one of Australia’s major cotton growing regions and the location of the major cotton research facility, the Australian Cotton Research Institute. For Scholarships
click here

NSW Farmers Federation

The NSW Farmers Federation has a variety of scholarships available. For more information visit their website

Cotton Australia (NEW)

The cotton industry offers a number of scholarships, internships and work experience opportunities for students. Use the handy Scholarship Finder table to match the opportunity best suited to you, and check this page periodically - new scholarships are always being announced.

Applications are now open for 12 scholarships for:

Final Year Undergraduate Project Scholarship
10 scholarships of $1500 each are available for final year undergraduate students who undertake a final year project relating to the cotton industry. Click here for full details

Cotton Australia Australian Agronomy Conference Scholarship
2 scholarships of $2000 each are available for undergraduate students to attend the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference in Hobart on 20-24th September, 2015. Click here for full details.

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia (NGIA)

Opportunities for students through the Nursery Industry Research Linkage Program which is offering financial support opportunities for Honours, Masters and PhD students undertaking research relevant to industry.

Aligned to the Nursery Industry Strategic Investment Plan, the Nursery Industry Research Linkage Program encourages study in key areas such as plant production, biosecurity, plant physiology and urban horticulture. All of these research areas will produce benefits for the wider industry.

Successful applicants will be encouraged to engage with industry through presentation of findings and will be expected to provide written reports at the conclusion of their research. The program offers students an excellent opportunity to further their careers in a dynamic and progressive industry.
For more information please contact Dr Anthony Kachenko at NGIA (E: T: 02 8861 5106)

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