Horticultural Science Advancement Trust

At the 2015 AuSHS AGM members agreed to establish a Horticultural Science Advancement Trust.

The purpose of the Trust is to encourage and recognise excellence in the study of all aspects of horticultural science by assisting AuSHS members to develop ideas, attend an international symposia, disseminate information or sustain a project that might advance horticultural science in Australia.

The Trust fund is available to AuSHS members who are working in horticulture. Applications will be considered on their merits, including the benefits to Australian horticulture, and will range between $1,000 and $2,500, with a total of up to $4000 available per year.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 January 2016.

Applications should be brief, but address the selection criteria outlined below.

Successful applicants will be expected to provide a concise written report within two months, outlining highlights, key personal benefits, and how they will use the knowledge and experience in the future. The report will be published in the AuSHS Newsletter.

A panel of three suitably qualified AuSHS members will judge applications. In the event of no sufficiently meritorious applications, no Award shall be made.

Selection Criteria : The panel will judge the applications on:

  • Involvement in horticultural science.
  • Application to practical horticulture/management issues.
  • Commitment of the applicant to horticultural science/management.
  • Willingness to contribute to the profession through AuSHS.
  • Presentation standard of submission.

Please submit your applications to

We look forward to your participation in the round!