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The Trust supports research projects in the fields of agriculture, agriculture-based technologies and the study of rural society. Funds may be granted to provide technical or other support for established researchers. The Trust will not usually fund capital items or the salaries of primary researchers.

Applications are invited annually, closing on 15 October. The outcome is usually advised in December, with awards paid in a single tranche in the New Year. Funds remain available until 30 June of the subsequent year at which time a report on the research and its outcomes is required.

Conditions and Criteria

Applications are invited for C. Alma Baker Trust Research Awards in August each year, with applications closing on 15 October. Conditions for awards are as follows:

  • The Trust supports research projects in the fields of agriculture, agriculture-based technologies and the study of rural society. The Trust usually has$120,000 available, and expects to make a number of awards in the range of $10,000-$40,000.
  • Funds may be granted to provide technical, travel, consumables, sample testing, or other support for established researchers. The Trust will not usually fund capital items, pay the salaries of principal researchers, or cover institutional overhead charges.
  • The Trust is not able to approve project funding on a multi-year basis but will consider funding projects on an annual basis in response to a series of applications. Postgraduate scholarships to cover student stipends are available through individual application, closing 1 February each year, for which the conditions are available elsewhere on this website.

To apply:

Applications may be made through this website, or sent as email attachments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Applications close on 15 October; late applications will not be accepted.

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