Applications for 2022 Nuffield Farming Scholarships open this Wednesday

Applications for 2022 Nuffield Farming Scholarships will open on Wednesday 13 January 2021 on the Trust’s website,, and remain open until the 31 July deadline.

Those working across the farming, food, horticulture, rural or associated industries are being encouraged by the Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust (NFST) to apply. Approximately 20 successful applicants will be provided a substantial bursary to fund travel to study their chosen topic. Additional funding is also available for Scholars to attend the Contemporary Scholar’s Conference, training sessions and other events.

“Nuffield Farming Scholarships provide a unique opportunity within the food and farming industry,” commented Mike Vacher, director of the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust. “Not only do Scholars undertake an in-depth, global study about a chosen topic, but they are also in a unique position of influence to share these findings with the wider agricultural community and show the way forward. This opportunity provides the foundation for Scholars to both succeed in their own business as well as impact the wider industry.

Mr Vacher added that in light of the uncertainty surrounding travel and other restrictions, the Trust will continue support Scholars to ensure they are able to make the most of this opportunity and produce the high-quality work that has come to be expected of this experience.

He added that when applying for a Nuffield Farming Scholarship, applicants are encouraged to begin the process well ahead of the July 31st deadline.

For those interested in learning more about the Scholarship and the application process, an informal, non-obligatory introductory session will be held at 6:30pm on 13th January. The event will be hosted by Nuffield Alumni Officer Charlotte Merson and 2019 Scholar Sarah Pick. To register for this free session, please email [email protected].

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must work within the farming, food, horticulture, rural and associated industries or are in a position to influence these industries.
  • Applicants must be aged between 22 and 45 years (the upper age limit is 45 on 31st July in the year of application).
  • There is no requirement for academic qualifications.
  • Applicants should be well-established in their career, demonstrate a passion for the industry they work in and be three years post-tertiary education.
  • Candidates must be resident in the UK and hold a UK passport or be working directly for UK agriculture.
  • The Trust seeks people with very special qualities.
  • Scholarships are not awarded to anyone in full-time education or to further research projects.

Get Our E-Newsletter - Pig World's best stories in your in-box twice a week
Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy

About The Author