Thursday - November 29, 2018

Bayer supports scholarships for STEM students

Partnership with National Science Youth Forum (NYSF)


NYSF is a not-for-profit organisation that runs residential outreach programs to encourage young people in their passion for science. Bayer is the first agri-science company to partner with NYSF.


Bayer seeks to support students from regional communities with access to the best opportunities for career development in science and technology.


This fits with the company’s broad-based life sciences business which contributes to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time, including improving quality of life for a growing population and providing a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials.


“We are pleased to partner with NYSF to provide opportunities for students in regional areas who are considering science, medicine and agriculture as a future career,” said Joerg Ellmanns, Chairman and Managing Director Bayer ANZ.



“We believe it is these disciplines that will drive solutions for a growing and ageing world population that requires an adequate supply of nutritious food and improved medical care.”



“We welcome Bayer Australia’s funding partnership with the NYSF,” says Dr Damien Pearce, CEO of the NYSF, “because it recognises our leadership in STEM program delivery. And the additional funding Bayer has provided to our Equity Scholarships is making a significant difference to the levels of support we can provide to students from communities where attendance might not otherwise be possible.”



“We look forward to being able to show our participants the kinds of jobs that are available to them in companies such as Bayer.”



“Young people are enormously important to the future of Bayer. We are going to continue to employ and collaborate with bright people interested in working in science, medicine and agriculture. Putting the best people into positions where they can have maximum impact takes years of education and training. Raising awareness about how rewarding a career in science can be is a powerful influence, and we want to support students considering a career that involves using science to benefit the world we live in,” said Meshlin Khouri, Head of Communications with Bayer ANZ.


The NYSF Program complements other Bayer programs supporting youth in education to promote future innovation through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning. In Australia these include:


·         Post-Doctoral Training in partnership with the Grains Research and Development Corporation, 33 two-year post-doctoral training positions are offered to Australian researchers in Bayer, Germany


·         Youth Ag-Summit brings together young adults from around the world and leading thinkers and stakeholders to work on joint solutions for sustainable agriculture and global food challenges


·         Future Farmers Network supporting early career development of young farmers and other professionals in the agriculture sector


·         The Falling Walls Foundation, involving the German Embassy, Australian Academy of Science and Bayer, provides a platform for international and interdisciplinary exchange on science and society.

CSANZ Research Grant two grants to young researchers in the field of cardiovascular science, to facilitate ongoing innovation

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Meshlin Khouri, phone 0409 479 251