Hort Innovation has joined forces with the Churchill Trust to offer three Fellowships annually, each valued at around $26,000, to drive innovation and transformation within Australia’s horticulture industry.
The Fellowships are open to any industry participants who have an idea for a research project that can benefit the sector.
Hort Innovation chief executive, John Lloyd, said the co-investment, part of the Hort Frontiers Strategic Partnership Initiative, was part of the industry’s biggest leadership drive in history. “In the face of an ageing horticultural industry and a fast-moving technological landscape, we are rolling out a host of tailored development opportunities for growers, and this is one is not to be missed,” he said.
Chief executive of the Churchill Trust, Adam Davey, says there are two things every Churchill Fellowship applicant must display. “The first is to present a research project that will provide benefit to the Australian community. The second is showing how all of the skills, insights and knowledge gathered from world experts can be shared when returning home,” Mr Davey said. “A Churchill Fellowship is for anyone who would like to see what other countries are doing in a similar space to inspire new ideas, innovation, and excellence. Because it is held in such high regard, the Fellowship provides access to expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone.”
Applications for Churchill Fellowships open on 1 February, 2018 and can be made here https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/application-process/how-to-apply/ Successful applicants are expected to travel between 1 February, 2018 and 31 January, 2019.