Nuffield scholarship applications due in one month

Sheep Central May 15, 2017

FARMING’S young achievers and problem solvers have only one month to join the world’s leading agricultural study program and become a 2018 Nuffield Scholar.

Valued at $30,000 each, the Nuffield Scholarships on offer are aimed at 28-45 year olds with a passion for agriculture and fisheries and who want to grow their farm business or take the next step in their career.

The 25 scholarships available are also a valuable means to help ensure Australia remains at the cutting edge of world agriculture, while developing the next generation of leaders to keep the sector ahead of its competitors.

As part of the program, scholars embark on 16-weeks of group and individual travel, over a two-year period, meeting with leading agribusiness, research and policy bodies, visiting farms that are embracing best practice, and attending the Nuffield National Conference.

Nuffield Australia chief executive officer, Jodie Dean, said she is encouraging potential candidates across a wide-range of agricultural industries to develop a study topic and prepare their application before the submission deadline of Friday June 16 2017.

“Global demand for food is expected to rise by 75 percent by 2050 – and Australian farmers have a big part to play in supplying that increased demand.

“But to reach our full potential, investing in the next generation of rural leaders is essential, which is where Nuffield provides an opportunity unlike any other,” Ms Dean said.

“The Nuffield program, which takes our scholars around the world, is aimed at farmers wanting to push the envelope and broaden their horizons in the agricultural sector.

“It offers unique experiences, training and knowledge sharing, which then calls on Scholars to present their findings through presentations to industry and as a final report so that their learnings can be shared with the broader sector,” she said.

“It’s a great opportunity to learn what others are doing abroad, apply these learnings back home and to connect with other like-minded people, who are committed to the future of agriculture, both within Australia and across the globe.

“History has shown that a Nuffield scholarship sets you on the path to taking your skills, leadership and career to the next level,” Ms Dean said.

“If you’re ready to make a lasting contribution to Australian agriculture and supercharge your career visit for more information.

Successful applicants will be presented with their 2018 Scholarship at Nuffield’s flagship event, the 2017 National Conference, which this year will be held in Darwin September 19-21.

Applications close Friday, June 16 2017. To apply, visit or follow the conversation online using #nuffieldag or #whytrynuffield.

Souce: Nuffield.


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