Round 3 of the Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program is now open and closes 12pm on 3 April 2018.
Up to $30,000 is available to farmers and innovators in the sector for an entrepreneurship scholarship.
If you live in regional Western Australia, work in agriculture or aquaculture and you have a new idea, invention, technology or practice that you want to investigate, you may be eligible.
You can find out more about the program and whether you are eligible to apply by reading the Agriculture and Aquaculture Entrepreneurship Program Applicant Information document. Commonly asked questions and the answers can be found here.
You can also take part in an information session. Two more sessions have been scheduled and will be available online or by telephone:
To register for a session please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your application to be eligible, you must apply using the Application Form for Round 3. It is a good idea to contact the Department to talk about your project and eligibility before you apply.
The Western Australian government is committed to supporting innovation, jobs and sustainable practices in agriculture and aquaculture. Western Australia’s $6.8 billion agriculture sector has huge potential to innovate by working with highly skilled scientists, researchers and international leaders. This program provides scholarships to Western Australian farmers and individuals in the agriculture or aquaculture sector of up to $30,000 each to develop and pursue their idea through travel and other activities that help them learn from Australian and international best practice or leaders in their field.
For more information please contact:
Jane Gilligan Phone: +61 8 9222 0755
Helen Hitchcock: Phone: +61 8 9222 0740
Four scholarships were awarded in the second round of the Program as follows:
All of the successful applicants will return to Western Australia to share their experiences and knowledge within their sector and regional WA.
Four scholarships were awarded in the inaugural round of the Program to: