The Estate of Mr Alexander is managed by the L.A. Alexander Agricultural College Trust Board which was formed in 1987. Mr Alexander realised the importance of education for people involved in agriculture, particularly at a tertiary level, and all purposes of an agricultural college.
The Trust Board is interested in funding research relevant to Taranaki in agriculture and horticulture in its broadest sense, including production animals, plants, forestry, the environment and food. While the Trust is primarily interested in funding research relevant to the Taranaki region, other applications will be considered.
Given the Trust’s interest in developing people intending to follow careers in agriculture, research proposals undertaken by postgraduate students will be given preference.
Applications for research proposals should clearly lay out:
Proposals should be not more than three pages in length with request of up to $20,000 being considered. Funds will be made available as ‘Grants in aid’ of research.
Closing date for submissions is 28th February each year. The Trustees’ decision is final. Applications should be submitted by email.
The funding of submissions will be notified by June of each year.