APPLICATIONS for 2022 Nuffield Farming Scholarships are now open on the trust’s website, www.NuffieldScholar.org, and remain open until the July 31 deadline.
Applications are welcomed from those working across the farming, food, horticulture, rural or associated industries. With around 20 scholarships awarded each year, successful applicants are provided with a substantial bursary to fund travel to study their chosen topic. Additional funding is also available for Scholars to attend the Contemporary Scholar’s Conference, training sessions and other events.
A Nuffield Farming Scholarship is considered an investment in the personal development and knowledge of the Scholar, as well as that of their respective industry. By sharing their findings and experiences, Scholars bring fresh insight and ideas that inspire change and drive the industry forward.
Mike Vacher, Director of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, explains the important role that Nuffield Scholars play, especially during times of change: “Nuffield Farming Scholarships provide a unique opportunity within the food and farming industry. Not only do Scholars undertake an in-depth, global study about a chosen topic, but they are also in a unique position of influence to share these findings with the wider agricultural community and show the way forward. This opportunity provides the foundation for Scholars to both succeed in their own business as well as impact the wider industry.
“Nuffield Farming fosters the careful development of future leaders, who will be vital as the industry explores opportunities and meets the challenges that exist outside of the EU.
“In light of the uncertainty surrounding travel and other restrictions, the trust will continue to support Scholars to ensure they are able to make the most of this opportunity and produce the high-quality work that has come to be expected of this experience.”
When applying for a Nuffield Farming Scholarship, applicants are encouraged to begin the process well ahead of the July 31 deadline. The Nuffield Farming office is able to connect applicants with existing Nuffield Scholars who can provide support and advice about the application process.
n For more information and to apply for a scholarship visit the NFST website: www.nuffieldscholar.org/scholarships/how-apply
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