Deadline: 30 August 2019
Australian Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation (APBSF) is seeking applications for its Investment Proposals to support research, development, extension and capacity building activities in line with their vision and mission.
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Australian plant production systems, markets and environments are protected from invasive pests and diseases through an effective plant biosecurity system.
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To invest, co-invest, collaborate and partner in research, development, extension, delivery and capacity building activities that will assist in safeguarding Australia, its plant industries and regional communities through enhanced plant biosecurity.
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Investments proposals must have a very specific and defined purpose, clear benefits to plant biosecurity in Australia, and be consistent with the Foundation’s Vision and Mission. Proposals are welcome from any organization or individual.
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This 2019 funding round will focus on the following areas, although all proposals will be considered:
- Environmental biosecurity (with clear overlap with social and community biosecurity), and in particular myrtle rust (with clear linkages to the Draft National Action Plan – below).
- Building on the social biosecurity program of the PBCRC, including indigenous engagement.
- Urban and peri-urban biosecurity.
- Opportunities to promote and celebrate the International Year of Plant Health.
- Scholarships to attend the APPS 2019 Conference or other similar biosecurity-related conferences, focused on Early Career Researchers and developing country links.
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- Proposals must include an itemised quote not exceeding $30,000 (exc GST), with scholarships capped at $4000.
How to Apply
Applicants can submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.
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For more information, please visit http://www.apbsf.org.au/call-for-investment-proposals-closing-30-august-2019/