The November 2017 call for applications is now open.


People Development


All sectors of Australian fishing and aquaculture need strong, effective, connected leadership to respond well to the challenges and opportunities before them.

The FRDC invests in leadership development at the national level through a number of Programs outlined below.


Program  Number of places  Status

National Seafood Industry Leadership Program

 18 Expressions of interest are now open for the 2018 Program.

Australian Rural Leadership Program

 2 Applications for Course 25 are open until 30 September 2017.

Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship


Applications for 2018 have now closed.
Applications for 2019 will open on 1 April 2018.

Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

 Applications close on 13 October 2017.