AgriFutures Honey Bee and Pollination Program Industry Development Grants

AgriFutures Australia investments are driven by five-year RD&E plans that address the needs of industries and stakeholders, and ensure our priorities are industry and government-driven. Our aim is to increase knowledge that fosters sustainable, productive new and existing rural industries and further understanding of national rural issues through research, and development of government-industry partnership.

The AgriFutures Honey bee and Pollination Program open call for Industry Development Grant applications closes 12 noon (AEDT), Thursday, 13 August 2020.

Small grants details

The Honeybee and Pollination Program are offering Industry Development Grants, of up $5000. These grants may include research projects, building capacity and increasing knowledge in honey bee and pollination specific RD&E. Funding of projects will be determined by the AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Program Advisory Panel through a competitive selection process. Projects must clearly demonstrate industry wide benefit and provide details of any associated funding. This funding will be available to any entity that is involved in the honey bee and pollination industry within Australia. The Industry Development Grant applications can focus on (but are not limited to):

  • Travel grants
  • Research Funding, including PhD top-ups
  • Business/Industry Development
  • Personal Development that will benefit the industry for example attending conferences, consortiums and educational forums.

RD&E objectives

AgriFutures Australia welcomes small grants applications that address one or more of the strategies within the five R&D objectives for the industry, and outlined in the Honey Bee and Pollination Five Year Plan. AgriFutures Australia welcomes small grants applications that address one or more of the strategies within the five R&D objectives for the industry, and outlined in the Honey Bee and Pollination Five Year Plan.

The broad RD&E objectives are:

  1. Reduce the incidence and impact of pests and diseases on the beekeeping and pollination services industries.
  2. Increase the productivity and profitability of beekeepers.
  3. Increase understanding of the role of flora in honey bee management.
  4. Understand the role of pollination in delivering more productive systems.
  5. Promote extension, communication and capacity building.

 

Proposals should clearly address as many of the applicable criteria below:

  • The project benefits for growers and or the industry.
  • The benefit of grant if used in conjunction with other funding.
  • The objectives and outcomes of the proposed project and the link to the R&D objectives.
  • Who will be undertaking the majority of the work/participating in the proposed activities.
  • The plan for extension of research outcomes from the project activity work, i.e. beyond distribution of summaries and conference presentations.
  • Proposals should include collaboration with experts in the field, which may not be located in Australia.
  • The applicants understanding of the Honey Bee and Pollination Industry.

Contact

币游注册Individuals are strongly advised to contact the Manager, Research prior to submitting a proposal.

Annelies McGaw
Manager – Research
0407 987 738
annelies.mcgaw@agrifutures.com.au

The AgriFutures™ Honey bee and Pollination Program open call closes 12 noon (AEDT), Thursday, 12 August 2020.