Applications are now open in the 2019 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Those aged 18 to 35 can apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund a project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

There are 13 industry award categories available: cotton, dairy, eggs and poultry, established, new and emerging rural industries, fisheries and aquaculture, forest and wood products, grains, health and biosecurity, meat and livestock, pork, red meat processing, viticulture and oenology and wool.

Since their launch in 2001, the Science and Innovation Awards have helped more than 230 young researchers, innovators and scientists turn their ideas into reality through more than $3.7 million in grant funding.

Applications close on 12 October 2018. Award winners will be publicly congratulated as part of the ABARES Outlook 2019 conference in Canberra in March.