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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2022 NUFFIELD SCHOLARSHIPS



  • To be awarded a 2022 scholarship, an application and interview process is held in 2021 and the scholarship commences in 2022.
  • Each scholarship bursary is valued at US$25,000.


To be eligible, you must be: 

  • An individual who makes a living from agriculture, either as a primary producer or working in the industry. 
  • Typically between 25 and 45 years of age, but exceptional candidates outside that age range will be considered. 
  • Seeking to develop capacity and experience through travel and exploration.
  • Living and working in countries where Nuffield International scholarships are available: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Japan, Kenya, USA and Zimbabwe. 

NOTE: If you are a farmer or agri-professional from a country outside of those mentioned above, please contact us for insight on how you may be able to connect with the program. Scholarships in selected other countries may be available subject to funding. Details below.


Application Period Dates

  • Monday 12 July 2021: Applications open 
  • Friday 22 October 2021: Applications close 
  • Monday 25 October to Friday 19 November 2021: Dates for scholarship interviews, either face-to-face or via video link 
  • 6 December 2021: 2022 Scholars will be announced

All Scholars will begin their scholarship in 2022, subject to travel restrictions due to COVID-19. Nuffield will work with scholars if extensions are required. 


Scholarship Overview

Successful candidates are required to:

  • Speak fluent English.
  • Review and sign a contract outlining the obligations of both parties.
  • Participate in pre-travel activities with scholars/management (webinars/virtual meetings).
  • Identify an industry mentor and commit to submitting monthly reports sharing insight on progress, activities, and travel throughout the scholarship. 
  • Attend the 2022 Nuffield International Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC).
  • Participate in a 4-week 2023 Global Focus Program (GFP) travel experience.
  • Complete a minimum of 8-weeks of self-organised travel focusing on the personal research topic. Up to two weeks can include research in your home country, subject to approval of a proposed itinerary. A spouse/partner is able to travel with you at their own cost.
  • Submit a 10,000-word culminating report in 2023, outlining your study topic, travels, research, and findings. 
  • Present your scholarship outcomes and report findings at a key industry meeting in your home country.


Will COVID-19 impact the program?

The 2022 scholarship tenure is a total of 14-weeks over a period of two years. The longest compulsory element is the Global Focus Program (GFP) where scholars are away for four weeks. GFPs for 2022 scholars are planned to be held in either March/April 2023 or June/July 2023.

Whilst Nuffield International cannot guarantee when all travel restrictions will be fully eased, should COVID-19 travel restrictions continue to be implemented by governments, the program will be rescheduled or rolled over to extended timelines, in collaboration between the scholar, the investor and our organisation. 

We are also offering greater access to online learning than ever before, including virtual connections to the global alumni network, agribusiness professional speakers and the ability to prepare in advance of research travel to make stronger linkages and better utilise the overall travel experience. These have been implemented in 2020 and 2021 with virtual Global Focus Programs (GFPs) showcasing primary industries in countries including Kenya, the Netherlands, Brazil and Ireland. There will also be a focus on communication skills and personal and professional development as part of the scholarship journey.

We are also offering greater access to online learning than ever before, including virtual connections to the global alumni network, agribusiness professional speakers and the ability to prepare in advance of research travel to make stronger linkages and better utilise the overall travel experience. These have been implemented in 2020 and 2021 with virtual Global Focus Programs (GFPs) showcasing primary industries in countries including Kenya, the Netherlands, Brazil and Ireland. There will also be a focus on communication skills and personal and professional development as part of the scholarship journey.

We want applicants to be confident about applying for 2022 scholarships, as our organisation will deliver the same high-quality scholarship experience that more than 1,850 Nuffield Scholars have enjoyed previously.


Available Scholarships for 2022

1.  TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture Scholarship: Open to farmers and agribusiness professionals from USA, Brazil, and Chile. Topics with general themes relating to: 

  • Regenerative agriculture and other innovative ways to promote sustainable yields while reducing the use of inputs technology and data driven solutions to measure carbon sequestration
  • Strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the demand for carbon-neutral operations
  • Climate change scenarios, physical risks and impacts on agriculture yields
  • Exploring models to identify, measure and value natural capital
  • Impacts of institutional investment in farmland
  • Public policy and transition risk in agriculture
  • Diversity and inclusion in agriculture
  • Managing risk in a more volatile production environment
2. Bayer Scholarship: Open to farmers and agribusiness professionals from the USA, Brazil, and Kenya. Women and small-scale farmers are strongly encouraged to apply. Topics should relate to:

  • New technology in agriculture, including biotechnology, biologicals, digitalisation and/or gene editing
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Sustainability through digital tools
  • Soil health
  • Climate change mitigation and agriculture
3. PSP Investments Scholarship: Open to farmers and agribusiness professionals from USA and LATAM.

4. California, USA Scholarship: Open to farmers and agricultural professionals living and working in the state of California.

5.  Mid-Atlantic Region, USA Scholarship:  Open to farmers and agricultural professionals living and working in Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania, eastern and central Maryland and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

6. Iowa, USA Scholarship: Open to farmers or agricultural professionals living and working in the state of Iowa. 

7. North Carolina, USA Scholarship: Open to farmers or agricultural professionals living and working in the State of North Carolina. 

All scholarships with a (#) below are contingent upon receiving investor support:

8. #Japan Norinchukin Bank Scholarship: Open to Japanese farmers and agribusiness professionals

9. #Brazil: Coordinated by Nuffield Brazil - open to Brazilian farmers and agribusiness professionals

10. #Argentina: Supported by a coalition of Argentinian companies - open to Argentine farmers and agribusiness professionals

11. #Chile: Supported by a coalition of Chilean companies - open to Chilean farmers and agribusiness professionals

12. #Germany: Supported by a coalition of German companies - open to German farmers and agribusiness professionals

13. #Zimbabwe: Coordinated by Nuffield Zimbabwe - open to Zimbabwean farmers and agribusiness professionals

NOTE: Co-scholarship funding will be available from the Chris Reichstein Philanthropy Fund, generously donated by 2014 Nuffield Scholar Chris Reichstein, to invest in regional and rural individuals by awarding Nuffield Scholarships in developing countries.


The application package includes:

  • A completed and submitted online application form.
  • A current CV in English.
  • A high-resolution portrait of yourself (at least 1MB).
  • A video (in English) taken on your cell phone or computer, up to 90 seconds in length introducing yourself, your agricultural work and interest in being a Nuffield Scholar. Please record it in your work environment if possible. Use horizontal view and record it in a well-lit spot, free of background noise. Due to file size challenges we welcome links to your video submission.


APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Download the application form now: https://applicants.nuffieldinternational.org/

Questions? Email: enquiries@nuffield.com.au 

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