THE PLANT NUTRITION TRUST has been established to encourage and promote research and technology transfer in the mineral nutrition of plants, soil fertility and fertiliser and soil amendment technology, and includes areas where these impinge on other fields such as plant breeding.
THE TRUST invites applications for awards to assist in carrying out a study tour or to attend a conference or such other activity related to the stated objectives.
Awards will be made to promising students and early-career scientists working in the areas mentioned above. More than one award may be made, depending on the applications received.
In making these awards independent assessors will consider the applicant’s achievements, recent contribution to industry, research, technology transfer and their potential for future contributions to plant nutrition. The amount of each award depends on the number of applications received, the nature and cost of the activity proposed and the potential for other sources of funding.
Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and be based in Australia.
Applications for the next round close on 2 March 2015
Further details and application forms can be obtained from:
Dr Peter Ryan e-mail: Peter.Ryan@csiro.au
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6246 5053
About the Plant Nutrition Trust: The Trust was established from a combination of surpluses collected after previous international conferences held in Australia, donations from The Sulphur Institute, the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC) and other individuals. Further donations are welcome. The Management Committee has included people associated with the Fertiliser Industry Federation of Australia, the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, the Australian Society of Soil Science, the Australian Society of Plant Scientists, the Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council and CSIRO Agriculture.