16 May, 2023
The Subcommittee on National Plant Health Surveillance (SNPHS) is pleased to announce applications for the Surveillance Residential Program are now open. Surveillance Residentials allow plant health surveillance professionals to spend time in another workplace or location, or to participate in relevant activities that improve the national capability to detect exotic plant pests. Funding for Surveillance Residentials is provided by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and all PSNAP members are invited to apply.
Potential examples include:
• Attending a relevant workshop or training event to fill a known gap in plant health surveillance capability.
• Learning new techniques and gaining exposure to different surveillance activities by participating in a program, where the techniques or practices are currently implemented.
• Improving field triage skills by working with an expert for the target pest(s).
• Improving sampling and transport methods to enhance diagnostic outcomes by spending time with an expert for the target pest(s) and/or spending time in a diagnostic laboratory.
• Participating in a surveillance program to gain greater field experience and understanding of surveillance logistics.
• Arranging for an expert to visit your workplace to train staff in a specific skill or share information not currently held within the group.
Applicants are encouraged to consider applications for intrastate residentials in their own jurisdictions as well as interstate residentials.
Applications are open now and close at midnight on Friday 23rd June 2023. Full details of funding requirements and applications are only available to PSNAP members.
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