AW Howard Memorial Trust

The AW Howard Memorial Trust aims to promote and support pasture research.

Pasture Research Grants

Pastoral Industry Extension Study Awards

On alternate years, or at its discretion, the Trust will grant a study award worth up to $20,000.

Apply for an extension study award.

Australian Graziers or Rangeland Pastoralists Study Award

On alternate years, or at its discretion, the Trust will grant a study award worth up to $20,000.

Apply for a Graziers or Pastoralists study award.

Tim Healey Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship ($10,000 per annum up to 3.5 years) will be awarded annually to a deserving post-graduate student studying in a field that benefits the future of Australian farming.

Study areas include:

  • pastures
  • livestock management
  • farming systems
  • agronomy
  • farm business management
  • woody crops
  • on-farm biodiversity
  • socio-economic aspects of farming.

Apply for the Tim Healey Memorial Scholarship.

About the Trust

The Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (now Ag Institute Australia (AIAST)) established the trust in 1964.

The Trust commemorates the contribution of Amos William Howard to the adoption and use of subterranean clover as a pasture plant in Australia.

Thanks to Howard’s pioneering efforts, the subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L.) has:

  • become one of the most important pasture plants in Australia
  • transformed millions of acres of infertile soil into productive pasture land
  • increased our harvests by restoring land fertility and worn out wheat lands.

More information about AW Howard and the Trust:

Trust's medallists and orations

The AW Howard Medal is awarded biennially to a person who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of pastures in Australia. After the medal presentation ceremony, the awardee is invited to give an oration. The awardees and their Orations have been:


The Executive Officer
A W Howard Memorial Trust Inc.

C/- South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
GPO Box 397

Phone: (08) 8303 9400

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) supports the AW Howard Memorial Trust Inc.

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