Nuffield Australia Opens $40,000 Scholarship Application To Farmers

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News in Brief:
– Nuffield Australia offers $40,000 scholarships for farmers to study abroad, fostering global collaboration and innovation in agriculture.

– Focus on sustainability and drought resilience, with applications open until May 31, 2024, for research topics relevant to Australian agriculture.

Nuffield Australia has opened applications for its 2025 scholarships, providing a golden chance for farmers and industry professionals. Successful applicants will be awarded $40,000 to support 15 weeks of overseas study spread across 18 months.

Nuffield Australia CEO, Jodie Redcliffe, emphasises the unparalleled opportunity these scholarships offer to connect, learn, and collaborate with leading global agricultural businesses. The initiative aims to inspire participants to envision and implement transformative strategies for their businesses and the industry as a whole, especially looking towards 2025.

With a commitment to advancing sustainable and profitable primary production, Nuffield Australia awards approximately 20 scholarships annually. The program is designed to enhance individual capacity, benefiting not only the recipients but also their businesses and the wider industry.

Also, in recognition of the challenges posed by drought in Australia, the organisation is set to offer up to five drought resilience-specific scholarships this year, supported by the Government’s Future Drought Fund. Jodie Redcliffe underlines the importance of addressing the impact of drought on agriculture, including the associated emergencies like bushfires and the toll on mental health.

The impact of Nuffield scholarships is evident in the experiences of recipients. Claudia Benn, a 2024 scholar, mentions the transformative nature of the journey. She encourages potential applicants to choose a topic they are passionate about, ensuring a positive contribution to their industry. Fellow scholar Ashley Wiese equally reflects on the unexpected personal growth he experienced, emphasising the value of global networks.

Nuffield Australia 2024 scholarship application details

Nuffield Australia invites applications for research topics relevant to all sectors of the Australian agricultural industry, with a focus on sustainability. The application deadline is Friday, May 31, 2024, and successful recipients will be announced at the Nuffield Australia National Conference in Launceston from September 2nd-6th. Visit Nuffield website to apply.

It is only open to Australian citizens or those with permanent residency credentials. Applicants are typically expected to be between the ages of 28 and 45 but exceptional candidates outside this range will be considered. You must also be engaged in farming, horticulture, fishing or associated activities and intend to remain involved in these industries within the country.

Chinwendu Ohabughiro
Chinwendu Ohabughiro
Chinwendu Gift Ohabughiro has a background in English and Literary Studies from Imo State University. She brings a fresh perspective to the world of agriculture writing. When she's not penning compelling content, she's likely lost in the pages of a thrilling mystery or treating herself to the sinful delight of chocolate.

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