APBSF first funding round shows the demand for plant biosecurity science
The Foundation’s first funding round to support research, development, extension and capacity building activities that support its vision of Australian plant production systems, markets and environments are protected from invasive pests and diseases through an effective plant biosecurity system closed on 15 October 2018.
The funding round will focus on delivering further impact from PBCRC investments, consistent with APBSF’s Mission and Vision available on its website (www.apbsf.org.au).
The Board was delighted to receive over 50 applications, totalling over $1.4m in requests, highlighting the significant need for national investment in plant biosecurity science. We have now assessed proposals and were really pleased to be able to approve 13 projects for funding. We would have liked to fund many more!
All proponents have been notified, and contracting the successful projects has commenced. If you wish to discuss the progress of your proposal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.