Since 1947, the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust has awarded travel scholarships to over 1,000 members of the food, farming, horticulture and rural industries to study a topic they are passionate about… Could you be next?
The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust is a charity whose aim is to bring positive change to agriculture through the development of its future leaders, sending them overseas to learn from others and helping them share their brilliant ideas when they return home.
Nuffield UK awards approximately 20 individuals each year with the opportunity to research topics of interest in either farming, food, horticulture, forestry or any other countryside and ancillary industry.
Scholars are able to travel anywhere in the world for a period of no less than 8 weeks to further their knowledge and understanding of their chosen study topic. On return from their travels, they present their findings, the conclusions they have reached and the recommendations to the industry in a variety of formats, including a written report and a presentation at the Annual Nuffield Farming Conference. The Scholars are also expected to use all other means at their disposal to spread the knowledge they have gained within their industry and beyond.
A bursary of approximately £7,000 will be given towards the Scholars travel and subsistence expenses. In addition, the Trust and their individual award sponsor will meet their travel and expenses in relation to the Pre-Study Briefing and Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC). The total value of an award is in excess of £12,000.
The application process closes on 31st July each year and you can see details of how to apply here.