Grains Research and Development

Training Awards

The following sections provide details on all Training Awards offered by the GRDC.

Available Awards include:

Agricultural Training Awards (ATA)
Grains Industry Indigenous Training Award (ITA)
Grains Industry Research Scholarships (GRS)
Grains Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarships (UHS)

If you require any further information or would like to provide any comments please contact GRDC on (02) 6166 4500 or email.

The GRDC invites and assesses applications once a year.  The application closing date is the last Wednesday in October each calendar year, for full time study commencing in Semester 1 of the following year.  Scholarship applications will be assessed in November with applicants to be notified by mid-December.

Agricultural Training Awards (ATA)

GRDC Agricultural Training Awards (ATAs) are a one year scholarship valued at $3,000 (exc GST) and are available to students undertaking full time study at a recognised vocational education and training provider.

The scholarships offered directly through the vocational education and training provider:

If you would like more information on how to apply please contact:

Western Australian College of Agriculture, Cunderdin, WA
College Phone: 08 9635 2100
Email: cunderdin.ac@education.wa.edu.au

Longerenong College – VIC
College Phone: 03 5362 2222 or 1800 814 294
Email: info@longy.com.au

Tocal College – NSW
College Phone: 1800 025520
Email: info@tocal.com

Or alternatively, contact GRDC on (02) 6166 4500 or via email.

Grains Industry Indigenous Training Award (ITA)

The GRDC Indigenous Training Awards (ITAs) are specifically targeted at individuals who wish to undertake work placements, tertiary study, or other forms of training approved by the GRDC. The aim is to develop new skills, build relationships and contribute to building a sustainable and profitable grains industry.

The GRDC invites and assesses Indigenous Training Awards once a year. Application closing dates are the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year.

If there are any questions or concerns please contact GRDC on (02) 6166 4500 or via email.

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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.

Scholarships are available for three years and are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, the topic of the proposed research program and the likelihood of the applicant’s ongoing involvement in the grains industry.  To be eligible for a GRS, applicants must secure a base scholarship such as an Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) or equivalent i.e. a University Scholarship.

The GRDC invites and assesses GRS applications through an open call process once a year.  The application closing date for full time study is the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year.  In addition the GRDC also offers opportunities for post graduate study within GRDC funded projects.

All applicants applying for a GRS are required to have also applied for, or currently hold an APA or equivalent scholarship i.e. a University Scholarship. Only those students who are successful in gaining a base scholarship will be considered eligible for a GRS.  The GRDC will provide successful applicants with a tax free top-up stipend of up to 75% of the base scholarship (to a maximum value as defined under 2.10.1 (1) (g) of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2010 Higher Education Support Act 2003. In addition, the GRDC will also provide a full annual operating budget up to $10,000 (exc GST).

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact GRDC on (02) 6166 4500 or via email.

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Grains Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarships (UHS)

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

The GRDC invites and assesses UHS applications through an open call process once a year.  The application closing date for full time study is the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year, for study commencing in Semester 1 of the following year.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact GRDC on (02) 6166 4500 or via email.

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