Links to Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL)
AECL continues to invest heavily in research and development initiatives on behalf of the egg industry. This programme is funded through a levy on egg farmers, which is matched by funds from the Australian Government. The programme has recently been enhan

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)
The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) facilitates access to the special facilities at Lucas Heights by universities and other tertiary institutions and provides a focus for cooperation in the nuclear scientific and engineerin

Australian museum Eureka Prizes
The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are Australia’s premier award scheme for outstanding science. Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the prizes reward excellence in the fields of research & innovation, science leadership, school science and scie

Australian Postgraduate Awards
The main objectives of the Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) programme are to: support postgraduate research training in the higher education sector; and provide financial support to domestic postgraduate students of exceptional research promise w

Backing Australia’s Ability: International Science Linkages
Extension of existing programme announced on 6 May 2004 as part of the new BAA package over seven years from 2004-05. This programme supports collaborations between Australian scientists and international partners on leading-edge science and technology.

Backing Australia’s Ability: National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
Extension of existing programme announced on 6 May 2004 as part of the new BAA package over seven years from 2004-05. This programme will provide researchers with major research facilities, supporting infrastructure and networks necessary for research.

Bureau of Rural Sciences: Integrated Water Sciences
The Integrated Water Sciences Programme is at the forefront of research into water and salinity issues in Australia. This information is used in catchment planning and for national policy development and programme implementation.

Business Enterprise Centres (BECs)
The Australian Government will provide $42m over 4 years to fund the delivery of low cost small business advisory services through nominated Business Enterprise Centres (BECs) throughout Australia. Thirty six (36) BECs will be supported through this measu

Commonwealth Scholarships Program
The Commonwealth Scholarships Programme was introduced in 2004 to assist students from low socio-economic backgrounds, particularly those from rural and regional areas and Indigenous students, who are Australian citizens or holders of Australian permanent

Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program
The Program is an Australian Government funded initiative. It boosts world-class research with the aim of turning Australia’s scientific innovations into successful new products, services and technologies, making our industries more efficient, productiv

Cooperative Research Centres Program
Extension of existing programme announced on 6 May 2004 as part of the new BAA package over seven years from 2004-05. The program aims to continue long-term, collaborative R&D ventures of substantial quality and scale in Australia and internationally.

CSIRO National Flagships Initiative
Extension of existing program announced on 6 May 2004 as part of the BAA package over seven years from 2004-05. The program aims to continue the development of large-scale collaborative research partnerships which reflect the NRPs.

Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development Scheme
The Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development scheme provides salary support to Indigenous Australian researchers and postgraduate research students to develop research expertise and experience to a level that is competitive with applicants for mainstr

Enterprise Connect
Enterprise Connect provides comprehensive support to Australian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), to help them become more innovative, efficient and competitive

Fisheries Research & Development Strategies
The FRDC plans, invests in and manages fisheries research and development throughout Australia. It is a statutory authority within the portfolio of the federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, jointly funded by the Australian Government a

Forest and Wood Products Australia
Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is the industry’s services provider, investing in research and development (R&D) and providing research outcome information to the forest and wood products industry in Australia.

Grains R&D Corporation
Statutory corporation responsible for planning, investing and overseeing R&D, delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. Aims to link innovative research with industry needs.

Grape and Wine R&D Corporation
Body responsible for investing in grape and wine R&D on behalf of the Australian wine industry and the Australian community. Mission is to realise for Australia the excellent returns available from strategic investment in wine industry R&D.

Higher Education Research
Higher education research aims to maintain and strengthen Australia’s knowledge base and research capabilities, by developing an effective research and research training system. Site includes information about programs and policy.

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL)
Resulted from the merger of the Australian Horticultural Corporation and Horticultural Research and Development Corporation.

International Awards and Exchanges
Opportunities for scholars/professionals to undertake advanced study, training or research activities in designated countries. A primary aim of the programme is to facilitate links between Australian and overseas institutions.

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) Program
Enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

International Science Linkages Program
The International Science Linkages program supports Australian scientists, from both the public and private sectors, to collaborate with international partners on leading edge science and technology.

Land & Water Australia
Funds R&D that will help maintain the natural resource base. Focus is on the application of principles of ecologically sustainable development in order to maximise the benefits derived by the community from its land, water and vegetation resources.

Major National Reseach Facilities (MNRF) Program
The MNRF Program will fund the establishment of new, or the enhancement of existing, major facilities to provide Australian researchers with access to large-scale world class research infrastructure, increasing opportunties for scientific R&D.

Meat and Livestock Australia
Undertakes a range of research and development, information and marketing programs designed to benefit beef, sheepmeat and goatmeat industry participants, from livestock producers right through to retailers.

National Competitive Grants Program
The ARC funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP).

National Innovation Awareness Strategy
Objective of raising community awareness of the central role that innovation plays in achievement of Australia´s economic and social goals. Innovation is regarded as including the fields of science, engineering, technology and entrepreneurship.

Plantations & Farm Forestry
This site outlines the Commonwealth Government’s plantation and farm forestry policies and programs and provides information designed to assist all those interested in this topic.

Pre-Seed Fund
For universities & public sector research agencies – to address gap between scientific discoveries & commercialisation. Will assist the commercialisation of public sector R&D by developing management & entrepreneurial skills of public sector researchers.

Prime Minister’s Science Prizes
The Science Prizes are a national tribute to excellent and dedicated work and are part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to supporting & promoting the important contribution made to our daily lives by Australian innovations in science and technology.

Questacon: Smart Moves
A travelling Outreach program promoting cutting edge research, new ideas and entrepreneurship in science, engineering and technology.

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Concession
A broad-based, market driven tax concession which allows companies to deduct up to 125% of qualifying expenditure incurred on R&D activities when lodging their corporate tax return.

Research and Development Corporations and Companies
Information on R&D Corporation Model, success stories, finances and the Governments R&D priorities.

Research Related Reviews
Government’s response to Recommendations of ‘Evaluation of Knowledge and Innovation Reforms’, ‘Closer Collaboration between Universities and Major Publicly Funded Research Agencies’, ‘National Research Infrastructure Taskforce’.

Rural Industries R&D Corporation
Manages and funds priority research; translates results into practical outcomes for industry development. Achieving this by: enhancing innovation in rural sectors; fostering development of new industries; addressing strategic issues facing rural sectors.

Scholarships for Higher Education
Scholarships, fellowships, awards and other sources of funding for study and/or research available through the Higher Education Division, DEST. Includes Research Fellowships, Australian Postgraduate Awards, International Research Schemes and more…

Science Lectureships Initiative
The objectives of this programme are to support innovative projects in science-related education including the establishment of university lectureships and innovative course development.

Sugar R&D Corporation
The Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) works in partnership with the Australian sugarcane industry and the Australian Government to foster an innovative and sustainable sugarcane industry, through targeted investment in research and develop.

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AUTHOR: Josip Ivanovic