veski sustainable agriculture fellowships
Since 2004, veski has been attracting and bringing outstanding global talent to Australia to develop solutions to address modern challenges facing health and medicine, the environment, technology and society more broadly. The veski sustainable agriculture fellowships draw on this experience to fund world leading scientists and researchers to work in collaboration with farmers, industry and government.
The long-term sustainability of Australia’s agricultural sector and regional communities rely on innovation and strong collaboration between industry, government, philanthropic groups and the community. Innovation and collaboration can transform our local economies, grow local industries and provide jobs for thousands of people.
The fellowships support industry partners, research organisations and industry collaborators seeking to stimulate and further develop Australia’s food and agricultural industries with innovative solutions.
Expressions of Interest are now closed for 2017 veski sustainable agriculture fellowships
All Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by the selection panel.
It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of the status of their Expression of Interest no later than 12 April 2017.
Stage two - Selected collaborative teams having submitted an EOI proposing a transformational project to address regional problems are invited to proceed to the next round of the application process. Submissions for the full application for a veski sustainable agriculture fellowship are due by 2.00pm (AEST) on 11 May 2017.
Stage three - Representatives of the collaborative teams, invited to submit a full veski sustainable agriculture fellowship application, may be required to attend for face-to-face interviews in the Melbourne CBD on Wednesday, 7 June 2017. Timings of these interviews will be advised following the submission of applications.
veski sustainable agriculture innovation update
- Click here to view the veski sustainable agriculture video to hear from our fellows on the benefits of the program.
inaugural veski sustainable agriculture fellows
The inaugural veski sustainable agriculture fellows funded in 2015 with the support of a one-off generous philanthropic gift from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts are;
- Victorian Dr Pangzhen Zhang from The University of Melbourne who is developing a ‘pepper’ map to define the distinctiveness of Victorian wine;
- Università di Bologna’s Professor Luca Corelli Grappadelli who will be paired with the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR) and industry collaborators to determine the viability of pear varieties for Asian markets.