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May 2019

PhD Scholarship – Genetic and Physiological Characterisation of Cotton Sodicity Tolerance

May 31

CSIRO Agriculture and Food and Western Sydney University (WSU) are offering a joint scholarship to a PhD candidate who has undertaken studies in agricultural science and plant biology. The student will work within a research team investigating genetics and physiology of sodicity tolerance in cotton. Location: Myall Vale (Narrabri), NSW Scholarship: AU$30,000 per year (stipend) Plus Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset through Western Sydney University (WSU) and support for conference attendance, fieldwork and additional costs as approved by CSIRO…

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August 2019

Earlybird registrations close

August 2

Earlybird prices for conference registrations close on Friday 2 August, so act now! (don't forget to organise accommodation as well).  

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September 2019

Student Bursary applications close

September 18

Two different travel bursaries are being offered by the Association of Australian Cotton Scientists and Cotton Australia for students attending the 2019 AACS conference.  Undergraduate student travel bursaries – supporting undergraduate students who are interested in exposure to the Australian cotton industry and research community.  Honours and post-graduate student travel bursaries – supporting honours and post-graduate students who are working on a topic relevant to the cotton industry to present their research at the conference. Applications close on…

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Closing date for abstract submissions

September 20

Abstract submissions for the 2019 Australian Cotton Research Conference close on Friday 20 September. Submit your abstract here. Remember to follow appropriate approval protocols for your situation (organisation and funding body) before submission.  

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Nominations for AACS awards close

September 20 @ 5:00 pm

Nominations for AACS awards and life membership close by 5pm Friday 20 September. See the related news article for more information.

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October 2019

Applications close for 2020 Science and Innovations Awards

October 4 @ 5:00 pm

ABARES annual grants program for 18-35 year olds (Grants to realise big ideas for agriculture from young rural innovators) provides up to $22,000 to fund a project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. CRDC supports one cotton industry recipient each year. Recent recipients include Dr Alison McCarthy (2014); Yvonne Chang (2016), Dr Priscilla Johnston (2017), Rhys Pirie (2018), and Dean Brooks (2019). For more information and to apply visit the Science and Innovation Awards page on the Department of Agriculture…

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Nominations and EOIs close for AACS committee and Conference 2021 venue

October 15

Calling for Management Committee Nominations Every two years the President and Management Committee positions are declared open and the AACS calls for nominations which are then decided by the AACS membership through a formal secret ballot. Our current Management Committee is made of 4 full members, 1 associate member and the president position. Our current representatives are: President Paul Grundy (QDAF) Full Member Executive Mary Whitehouse CSIRO (vice President) Linda Smith QDAF (Secretary) Michael Bange CSIRO (Treasurer) Warwick Stiller CSIRO Associate…

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Pre-conference social mixer

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Armidale bowling club, 92-96 Dumaresq Street
Armidale, NSW 2350 Australia
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If you arrive early, join us for the conference  mixer at the Armidale Bowling Club (92-96 Dumaresq Street) on Sunday 27 October 5:30-9pm. See the flyer below!

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AACS Cotton Research Conference 2019

October 28 - October 30
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AACS 2019 Annual General Meeting

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

The AACS 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held during our research conference on Wednesday 30th October starting 8am at UNE Armidale. The Agenda for this meeting will be President's Report Treasurer’s Report ICRA update Elections for President and Executive Committee Positions Presentations of proposed venues for the next conference General Business Arising If you have any items for consideration at the AGM can you please forward these to Linda Smith prior to 15 October 2019. Nominations for the management committee…

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