Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation

The Australian Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation (APBSF) supports plant biosecurity research, development, extension and capacity building, particularly focused where there is a need for investment in environmental, capacity building, international linkages, non-levy payer, cross-sectoral, and strategic plant biosecurity research. The Foundation will also invest in commercial IP developed by and inherited from PBCRC. It is hoped in the long term that a return is realised from this IP and the Foundation will manage and invest those funds in plant biosecurity science.

The Foundation was established to follow the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC) which finished operations in June 2018, supported with unspent funds from PBCRC.

Read about all our investments, their outputs and impact, and download project reports.

What we do

Invest

Invest in plant biosecurity research, development, extension and delivery activities, through programs and projects, scientific capacity building (scholarships and internships), masterclasses (Australian and overseas) and fellowships, and management of commercial activity with PBCRC-developed IP which may generate revenue for plant biosecurity science.

Science hub

A plant biosecurity science and knowledge sharing ‘hub’ of plant biosecurity stakeholders and a network of plant biosecurity scientists.

Advocate

Advocate the importance of investment in plant biosecurity science globally, nationally and locally for agriculture, the environment, regional communities, biodiversity and food security.

Partnerships

Collaborate and partner in Australia and overseas to attract, develop and manage grants and funds which advance plant biosecurity science.

Call for Investment Proposals - closing 30 August 2019

The Foundation is calling for new investment proposals that support research, development, extension and capacity building activities in line with our Vision and Mission. The 2019 funding round will focus on the following areas, although…

Foundation delighted to support the Crawford Fund Annual Conference (PBSF017)

The Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation is supporting the Crawford Fund’s 2019 Annual Conference titled “Weathering the Perfect Storm: Addressing the Agriculture, Energy, Water, Climate Change Nexus” being held on 12 and 13 August 2019…

Tam Duong finishes her PhD, and Papori Barua graduates ...

The Foundation is delighted to see that Tam Doung has completed her PhD. Tam's project explored Vietnamese farmers’ perceptions of biosecurity threats and assessment of risk management strategies towards biosecurity. We congratulate Tam…

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