Event attendance and corporate sponsorship funding

ACIAR provides support to individuals wishing to attend a conference, seminar, workshop or field day and organisations seeking corporate sponsorship for a conference, workshop, seminar or field day that directly benefits agricultural research for development priorities for countries in which we operate.
The aim is to develop the skills and capacity required to further advance agricultural research for development, with a focus in a mandated ACIAR partner country, or within an ACIAR project.
Individual applicants, and organisations seeking event funding must be able to demonstrate an involvement in agricultural research for development, and engagement in research and/or development activities within an ACIAR partner country, or a means of sharing knowledge gained with partner country researchers. ACIAR places a high priority on the dissemination and communication of knowledge gained from the experience offered by conference sponsorship.
Direct involvement in an ACIAR project is not a prerequisite in applying for funding, nor a guarantee of funding. Any level of engagement in a past, present, or pipeline ACIAR project should be disclosed.
Applicants must demonstrate how attendance at an event would benefit international agricultural research for development in countries which ACIAR work.
ACIAR invites and assesses applications twice a year. Application closing dates are the first Wednesday of April and the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year.
Please note: the event funding guidelines are currently undergoing a process of peer review. Final guidelines for ACIAR’s event funding will be released in mid-March 2017. No applications will be accepted until the revised guidelines are published on this page.
Further information to assist in the preparation of applications.

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