Nuffield Australia is the country’s leading agricultural scholarship organisation. It a unique program offering Australian primary producers a chance to travel and study.
Its a learning opportunity, with business friendships formed with our approachable, global network. There are over 500 Nuffield Scholars in Australia and almost 2,000 worldwide.
Since 1951, we have been building capacity for producers, their businesses, industry and rural community.
Scholars are committed and passionate leaders and at the leading edge of technology uptake. Each year, a new group of scholars are selected and they continue to be involved and engaged with Nuffield for life. Along with scholarship investors, scholars make Nuffield one of the most influential agricultural networks in Australia and internationally.
Applications for 2024 have now closed.
Applications for 2025 scholarships will open March 2024. So why not consider stepping back from your business, explore the world, develop business friendships and find new innovations for your future?
Visit the "How to Apply" section of this website for details.
Available to Australian citizens or permanent residents only.
Become a Scholar
We urge those with a desire to enhance knowledge and to consider applying this year.
Each scholarship is valued at $35,000 and open to Australian citizens or permanent residents directly involved in food and fibre production typically aged between 28 and 45. The bursary allows scholars to travel overseas both individually and in small groups.
14-weeks of purposeful learning and unique access to our approachable, global agricultural network
Connections to the global alumni – 500 scholars in Australia and 2,000 worldwide
Access to international businesses and individuals not otherwise reachable
Select a research topic that will be of use to you, your business, community and industry
In addition to a study topic idea that may relate directly to your industry sector or rural community, we are encouraging applications this year from those keen to research both drought resilience and sustainability.
As a Scholar you will:
Research a topic to add value to the primary industry sector
Join a global network of 2,000 scholars who have enjoyed this unique experience
Become a lifelong member of Nuffield to promote primary industries
Scholars are innovative, free thinking people. After the study, scholars produce a written report and communicate the new knowledge and experience to others in the industry.
Nuffield Scholars are scholars for life. There is on-going communication with our alumni, plus events, workshops and the chance to be involved in additional learning opportunities.
In summary, Nuffield opens doors to exciting and rewarding experiences. Whether it’s walking the halls of Westminster or Washington DC, or touring a leading wheat and maize research facility in Mexico, it presents a career defining opportunity.
WE THANK OUR 2023 SCHOLARSHIP INVESTORS
APPLICATION AND CONFERENCE
The Scholarships are open those who are:
1. Typically between 28-45 years of age. (Please note that exceptional candidates outside this age range will be considered);
2. Citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
3. Engaged in farming, horticulture, fishing or associated industries; and
4. Intending to remain involved in food and fibre industries in Australia.
Regard will be given to the value of the experience that the applicant will gain through the study.
All scholars must write a comprehensive report about the research findings.
Applications for the 2024 program have now closed. Applications for 2025 scholarships will open in March 2024.
There are more than 20 Nuffield Scholarships on offer annually, each valued at $35,000.
TO APPLY FOR 2025:
Review all pages under the “How to Apply” section of the website to understand the scholarship commitments.
Proceed to the “Apply Now” section and complete some basic contact details to register interest and download the application form.
Complete the application form and submit it before the closing date in June 2024.
Our National Conference is the highlight of the Nuffield calendar. It offers a meeting point for scholars, investors and the broader agricultural industry. All newly selected scholars attend this event to be formally awarded their scholarship.
Our 2023 National Conference was held in Perth, Western Australia, where 25 new scholars were awarded 2024 Nuffield Scholarships. The two-day conference was followed by a 2-day regional tour.
Our 2024 National Conference will be held at in Launceston, Tasmania, from 2-4 September 2024.
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New South Wales 2474