AgriFutures Rural Women's Award

Applications for the AgriFuturesTM Rural Women's Award are now open.

About the award

The AgriFuturesTM Rural Women's Award (formally known as the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women's Award) is Australia's leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

The Award is open to all women across Australia involved in:

  • rural industries,
  • rural and regional businesses
  • rural and regional communities.

Applicants must be over 18 years and no formal qualifications are required.

A $10,000 bursary is awarded to each state/ territory winner, providing the financial resources to bring to life a project or initiative that will benefit rural industries and communities. They also receive professional development opportunities and access to the Alumni networks. The project, idea or initiative may be commercially or non-commercially focused, and must align with AgriFutures' strategic priorities.

All state/territory winners will participate in a separate National Selection Panel interview. The National Winner will be awarded an additional $10,000 bursary and National Runner Up, an additional $5,000. These additional funds may be used to further progress your winning initiative, or assist in meeting national commitments.

Register your interest

Online applications are now open and close on Sunday 29 October 2017 at 9pm AEST.

To register for the webinar and to apply online visit the AgriFutures website

You are encouraged to contact your State Coordinator, who will guide you through the application process and provide feedback on your project, initiative or idea.

Emily Mellor, South Australian State Coordinator
Phone: (08) 8429 0360


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