• Between 28-45 years of age. Please note that exceptional candidates outside this age range will be considered

  • Ordinarily a resident of Australia

  • Engaged in farming, horticulture, fishing or associated industries

  • Intending to remain involved in food and fibre industries in Australia


  • $30,000 bursary, subject to guidelines set out on this website to cover costs associated with the study and reporting

  • Some funding will be withheld as an assurance on the submission of an approved report

  • Any likely costs exceeding the bursary value must be met by the scholar

Program Components

  • Nuffield Australia National Conference is a chance to engage with the Nuffield network and agribusiness leaders, receive a program briefing and be formally awarded the scholarship. Successful applicants will also participate in a full scholarship briefing day and regional tour. 

  • Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC) is a week-long program for all newly-selected scholars from around the world. Scholars build networks and consider international trade and policy issues affecting agriculture. Scholars share and learn about different cultures, represent their country and industry, and enhance leadership skills. 

  • Global Focus Program (GFP) offers a four-week, group travel experience spent in various countries across the world. Scholars select one GFP and investigate agricultural marketing, trade, environmental issues and experience social and cultural aspects of each region

  • Individual Study enables scholars to travel to countries of choice to study their chosen topic

  • Written and Verbal Reporting is a requirement of the scholarship and these are completed following the research. Reports are due in writing as well as online at virtual events and in person at the National Conference

Download the application brochure here