During 2016, the Graham Centre funded more than $500,000 of research projects through its Research Centre Fellowships (RCF) program. The funding covered research projects in the areas of livestock health and biosecurity, soils, and engagement with producers and farming systems groups, including an on-ground pasture survey, to better understand pasture production across southern NSW. Researchers also used their RCF funding to buy out their time to publish papers in leading agricultural journals.
The Graham Centre Research Centre Fellowships aim to increase research capacity by enhancing the Centre’s research outputs. To be eligible, applicants must be a Graham Centre full member or associate member, and be either a full-time academic staff member of Charles Sturt University or employed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries in a full-time research capacity (read more about membership). Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear strategy for development and improvement of their research capacity.