The Trust may award annual grants-in-aid for projects that:

  • commemorate important contributions to pastoral sciences or industry
  • distribute scientific innovations to develop pasture use within Australia’s regions
  • invite prominent overseas pasture scientists to Australia to:
    • deliver keynote addresses at relevant conferences
    • visit regional scientists and community groups involved in pastoral industries.
  • need essential equipment for pastoral scientific research and development.

The Trust may award grants-in-aid to:

  • organisations
  • associations
  • communities
  • individuals.


  • The Trust award grants based on their assessment of the applicant’s merit and need.
  • Grants-in-aid are limited to $5,000 each.
  • The project must meet the objectives of the Trust.

After the grants-in-aid tenure is complete:

  • recipients must present a report to the Trust summarising the outcomes achieved from the grant
  • the report must identify how the Trust’s contribution has been acknowledged
  • the report may be published in Agricultural Science – Australia’s Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology journal.

Important dates

  • Applications open 1 February 2020.
  • Applications close 31 March 2020.

Apply for grants-in-aid

Applications and enquiries

Send your applications and enquiries to:

The Executive Officer
A W Howard Memorial Trust Inc.
C/- South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)

GPO Box 397

Phone: (08) 8303 9400

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