Nuffield Farming Scholarships invite enthusiastic individuals to explore topics of their choice in agriculture, land management, horticulture or the food chain. They provide the opportunity to:
achieve personal development through study and travel
stand back from their day-to-day occupation and study a topic of real interest to them
access the world's best in food and farming and
deliver benefits to UK farmers and growers, and to the industry as a whole
Funded by the agriculture and food
industry, charities with agricultural objectives and past Scholars
themselves, the NFST awards around 20 new Scholarships each year to
enthusiastic people who are 45 years old and under, and who fulfil the
criteria laid down by the Trust.
The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust is dedicated to developing leadership in farming and rural industries and committed to the development of farming, horticulture, the food chain and every aspect of rural land use. Key to this is technology transfer, which takes place across the industry in its widest form as a result of Scholars' studies into their chosen topics all over the world. On return from their study tour, Scholars are expected to produce a written report that will be published and made freely available. They are also required to present their findings at the annual Winter Conference, and communicate their new knowledge and experience widely to others in the industry in which they work.
I was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship in January 2007. My study "Water: Managing a vital resource" compared and contrasted water policy in the US and the UK. If you would like a copy of my study report then please contact me or click on the link below.