New research ideas sought to benefit Australian sugarcane industry

Date Posted

28 August, 2017

Posted by

Cathy Weis

Sugar Research Australia (SRA) is seeking new and innovative research ideas that will help improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of Australian sugarcane growers and millers.

SRA CEO Mr Neil Fisher said that SRA was seeking innovative research concepts that align with SRA’s newly developed five-year Strategic Plan.

If you have an innovating research concept with the potential to deliver identified Outcomes to a practical problem that has been identified by the industry, SRA would like to hear from you.

SRA is inviting applications for potential new research projects that would begin from July 1, 2018.

“Our Strategic Plan has been created in consultation with our investors and is focused on delivering profitability, productivity, and sustainability outcomes for the Australian sugarcane industry,” Mr Fisher said.

“Our Strategic Plan is underpinned by the four overarching goals of driving profitability, improving sustainability, enhancing capability, and strengthening organisational excellence.

“We encourage researchers to submit their best and brightest ideas. We also strongly encourage ideas that have been developed in consultation with industry.”

SRA will preferentially invest in prioritised research investment opportunities identified across each KFA (Key Focus Area).

More information on the 2018 Project Call and the Strategic Plan is available from

Information on how to apply is also available from the website, or you can call the SRA Research Funding Unit on (07) 3331 3333 or

Applications opened on August 28, 2017, and they will close on October 9, 2017.

SRA will run a two-stage selection process that begins with the submission of preliminary research proposals (PRPs), and then successful PRP applicants will be invited to submit a final research proposal (FRP).

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