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How to Apply



Applications for 2025 close on Friday 31 May 2024. 

2025 Scholarships

To be considered for a 2025 scholarship, you apply in 2024. Research and travel start in 2025.

Applications for 2025 open on Monday 4 March 2024. 

All scholarships are available to Australian citizens or permanent residents only. 

Drought Resilience Scholarships

In addition to our longstanding scholarship investors, the Future Drought Fund (FDF)

are investing in at least five scholarships that are specifically available to study drought resilience

and support innovation. These scholarships will support applicants to build drought resilience

expertise, adapt innovative technology and practices from overseas and share these learnings

to advance Australian agriculture. Learn more here


Other study topic ideas relating to specific industry sectors are listed under the

"Available Scholarships" page. 

Please review these pages on this website prior to applying: 

Scholarship Benefits

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

  • Connections with the global alumni – over 500 scholars in Australia and 2,000 worldwide

  • See leading and innovative businesses and identify new best practices 

  • Select a research topic that will be of use to you, your business, community and industry

The Nuffield program 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, a scholarship presents a career defining opportunity.

As a Scholar you will:

  • Research a topic to add value to the Australian 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 

  • Travel overseas and have access to international businesses and individuals not otherwise reachable



Nuffield Scholars have achieved distinction in many fields. Proof of both the calibre of those selected and the effect and value of the scholarships are such that many have gone on to an extraordinary range of positions. Scholars have become Federal and State politicians, chairs and members of national and regional commodity boards. Many have made a significant impact at a regional and local level, both in community affairs and in farm management. Others have developed careers as advisers and managers both in Australia and overseas.

In every case scholars attribute a proportion of the responsibility for their later career success to the scholarship and continuing friendships and associations that follow. The learning process continues for life.

Life as a Scholar

Nuffield Scholars are part of a select group of innovative, free thinking people. After research-related travel, scholars produce a written report and communicate new knowledge and experiences to others in the industry.


Association with the program doesn't end when the scholarship concludes. Scholars are scholars for life. There is on-going communication with the alumni, state and national events and conferences and opportunities to apply and be supported through additional courses.

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