GRDC Industry Development Awards


To fund study tours or training within Australia or overseas.

On completion of the award, a report must be given to the Board. Preference may be given to applicants who have access to matching funds.


Open to Australian grain growers or groups working directly with growers for study tours, travel or other forms of training approved by the GRDC.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

Up to 6 months

Award Value

Up to Australian $15,000

Application procedure

Applicants must submit five copies of the nominee's curriculum vitae, details of the proposed programme, the names, positions and locations of the proposed collaborators, approximate dates for the programme and details of any internal travel directly related to the proposed programme. A proposed budget, including the cost of international and internal travel, and expected accommodation and living expenses, an indication of other forms of support available to the nominee, evidence that the proposed collaborators are agreeable to the programme, supporting comments from two referees and a covering letter should also be included.

Closing date

The first Wednesday of April and the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year.


The government and Australian grain growers

Study Level

  • Unrestricted

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

The Grains Research and Development Corporation is a statutory authority established to plan and invest in R&D for the Australian grains industry. Its primary objective is to support effective competition by Australian grain growers in global grain markets, through enhanced profitability and sustainability. Its primary business activity is the allocation and management of investment in grains R&D.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) by using the links below.


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