Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2019 award and close 12.00pm AEST Friday 12 April 2019.

Two of Australia’s best young food and agriculture professionals will win the 2019 ICM Agrifood Award, which will be awarded by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering at the Academy 2019 Innovation Dinner on 13 June in Sydney. One female and one male winner will each receive a cash prize of $5000.

The ICM Agrifood Award is an early career award for two outstanding agriculture or food scientists or technologists.

The winners will have achieved substantial recognition for their work in a field critical to continued improvement of the Australian food sector in the past five years, and be under 40 years of age at 1 January 2019.

Both will:

  • have demonstrated excellence, innovation and impact in a field related to food and agriculture in Australia;
  • be acknowledged by peers for outstanding contributions to the food and agriculture sector in the past five years; and
  • have advanced the standing of the broad profession of agriculture and food.

The nominee must be 40 years old or under on the first day of the year in which the ICM Award is made (with allowance made for career breaks due to family or carer responsibilities).

We invite you to consider young food and agriculture professionals that you might nominate for this prestigious award to find out more go to:

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