Competitive Round Call for Expressions of Interest now open. Closes 27 September 2019


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 2019 Program.

Australian Rural Leadership Program

 2 Applications for Course 26 open in July 2019

Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship


Applications for 2020 are currently open until 14 June 2019

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

 Applications for 2019 closed on 12 October 2018.