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Join us in Tasmania, to learn about the productivity and diversity of our land and oceans. 

Our National Conference is the highlight of the Nuffield calendar. It is the main meeting point for scholars, investors and the broader agricultural industry and is a high-profile forum for the announcement of newly selected scholars and public presentation of returning scholar research. 

Following COVID19 delays, the 2022 and 2023 Nuffield Scholars will present the findings of their scholarship research at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Launceston in September and the event is open for everyone to attend. 


Attendees will:


  • Hear the announcement of newly selected 2025 scholars

  • Discover innovation and technologies from the returning scholars

  • Exchange knowledge and information with industry leaders

  • Network with scholars who have been developing new innovations for 70 years​


  • Monday 2 September: Awards Dinner, Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston ​

  • Tuesday 3 September: Conference Day 1, Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston, and Networking Reception, University of Tasmania Launceston

  • Wednesday 4 September: Conference Day 2, Grand Chancellor Hotel Launceston   

  • Thursday 5 - Friday 6 September: Regional Tour, Northern Tasmania 

Applications for 2026 scholarships will open in March 2025. 

We urge those with a desire to enhance agricultural knowledge to consider applying next year. 


Each scholarship is valued at $40,000 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.


  • 15-weeks of purposeful learning and unique access to our approachable, global agricultural network

  • Connections to the global alumni – over 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.

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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 2025 scholarships are now open and will close 31 May 2024.

There are more than 20 Nuffield Scholarships on offer annually, each valued at $40,000. 


  • 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 May 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.

Visit the 2023 National Conference webpage here 

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©2023 by Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars

Address: PO Box 495, Kyogle

New South Wales 2474


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