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The Subcommittee on Plant Health Diagnostics (SPHD) is pleased to announce applications for the Diagnostic Residential Program are now open.

Funding is available to members of the National Plant Biosecurity Diagnostic Network (NPBDN) for Diagnostic Residentials projects that show benefit to the NPBDN and national plant biosecurity diagnostics.

Diagnostic Residentials involve plant biosecurity diagnostician(s) spending time in another laboratory, workplace, or participating in relevant activities that improve the national capability to identify plant pests.

All applications that show benefit to diagnostics will considered. Applicants should focus their project on building capability or capacity to identify a National Priority Plant Pest, a plant disease or pathogen on the Priority list of exotic environmental pests and diseases or an emerging plant pest. Diagnostic Residential projects that contribute to the development, review or validation of a National Diagnostic Protocol will be favoured.

Application are open now and close at midnight Monday 12 June 2023.

Full details of funding requirements and applications are only available to NPBDN members that meet the eligibility criteria. To access details, log into the Portal and go to ‘Development Events’ tab in the menu.

To become a member of NPBDN, fill in the NPBDN application form.