The AW Howard Memorial Trust aims to promote and support pasture research. The following grant opportunities are currently open for applications:

Travel Grants (Study Awards)

Since its establishment in 1964 the AW Howard Memorial Trust has awarded more than 300 Travel Grants (called “Study Awards” on the Trust’s website) to pasture researchers and extension workers, in many cases post-graduate students and early-career researchers, to allow them to attend and present their research at national and international conferences relevant to pastures or to undertake study tours in pursuit of their research goals. The Trust is now seeking applications for Study Awards in 2017. Each successful applicant may receive up to $5,000 in support of travel costs.

Australian Graziers or Rangeland Pastoralists Study Award

This Award is to enable an Australian pastoralist (farmer, grazier or rangeland pastoralist) to undertake a study tour (in Australia or overseas) to examine pastoral systems and practices that will deliver economic, environmental or social benefits to Australian pastures or rangelands or to rural communities. An amount of up to $20,000 may be provided to the successful applicant.


Small Grants-in-Aid (up to $5,000) are awarded to Australian organisations, associations or individuals for projects that will promote the goals of the AW Howard Memorial Trust.

Further information

Further information is available on the Trust’s website (

Submission of applications (all awards)

Those who wish to apply for an AW Howard Memorial Trust award should visit the Howard Trust website, click on the relevant award, download the application form and submit their application to the Trust’s Executive Officer (Ms Jo Slade) before 31 March. Applicants are advised to email applications using the Trust’s email address:

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