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AgriFutures Rural Women's Award Alumni Advisory Panel application

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 11:00PM 14 July 2019 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

AgriFutures™ RWA Alumni Advisory Panel

When AgriFutures Australia relaunched the RWA Alumni in July 2018, we committed to creating an Advisory Panel which will ensure the Alumni program is powered by Alumni, for the Alumni. The Alumni Program has been designed so that it can engage everyone (who wishes to participate) in shaping it. Alumni contribution is vital in stimulating the program as a community. Opportunities to interact through the program have been designed flexibly with this in mind: from the online community to national initiatives, to training, mentoring and informal collaborations.

 AgriFutures Australia’s intention is that the RWA Alumni Advisory Panel will advise AgriFutures Australia on priorities for investment within identified initiatives and the direction of activities (such as identifying topics for professional development activities), based on consultation with the wider Alumni community.

 The Advisory Panel will have up to eight members, each of whom will serve a term of between 12 and 18 months selected through an application process in 2019. The Advisory Panel will meet a minimum of once per year, face to face, to coincide with the Gala Dinner, where possible, other meetings will be convened via teleconference.

 Priorities of the RWA Alumni Advisory panel will be:

  1. Working with the RWA community to identify topics for professional development activities
  2. Selecting and supporting participants in the mentoring program
  3. Leading and co-ordinating initiatives to raise the profile of the Award and the Alumni
  4. Building the community through engagement on Facebook and at events

Who can apply:

  • Rural Women’s Award Alumni only.

Advisory Panel term:

  • The RWA Alumni Advisory Panel term will be 12-18 months.

Time commitments:




Wednesday, 11 September 2019

RWA Alumni Lunch

Canberra, ACT

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

RWA Gala Dinner & National Announcement

Canberra, ACT

Wednesday, 16 & Thursday, 17 October 2019

First 2019 Advisory Panel Meeting

Canberra, ACT

March 2020

2020 Advisory Panel Meeting

Wagga Wagga, NSW

w/c Monday, 6 July 2020

AgriFutures Summit

Location TBC

September 2020

RWA Alumni Lunch

Canberra, ACT

September 2020

RWA Gala Dinner & National Announcement

Canberra, ACT

How to apply:

  1. Join the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Alumni Facebook group
  2. Read the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Alumni Application Information Pack
  3. Read the AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Alumni Advisory Panel Terms of Reference
  4. Complete the online application.

Key dates:

Monday, 24 June 2019 at 8.00am AEST

Online applications open

Sunday, 14 July 2019 at 11.00pm AEST

Online applications close

August 2019

Successful Alumni Advisory Panel members informed.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Alumni Advisory Panel will be publically announced at the RWA Alumni Lunch.

If you have any questions regarding the RWA Alumni Advisory Panel, please contact: 

Belinda Allitt, General Manager, Communications & Capacity Building, AgriFutures Australia 
Phone: 02 6923 6919 |



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