Monday 12 July 2021

Nuffield International has opened applications for 2022 scholarships, and farmers and agricultural professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

This year, more than 10 scholarships are available to those typically between the ages of 25 and 45, directly engaged in the agriculture industry from countries including the USA, Japan, Chile, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Zimbabwe.

Argentina and Germany are the latest countries to offer Nuffield International Scholarships and Nuffield International CEO Jodie Redcliffe says that it is a unique opportunity for individuals to develop their skills, gain knowledge and build capacity.

"Although unable to travel globally yet as a result of the COVID pandemic, recent Nuffield Scholars have still had access to a strong network of like-minded people through webinars and virtual Global Focus Programs, showcasing examples of innovation to assist these scholars gain knowledge and become leaders in their field", said Mrs Redcliffe.

"In addition to generous scholarship investment by a range of global agribusinesses, Nuffield International is also being supported by the Chris Reichstein Philanthropy Fund, generously donated by 2014 Australian Scholar Chris Reichstein to invest in regional and rural individuals in developing countries".

The global network through this expansive program provides scholars the chance to grow, implement operational changes at a business level and share new knowledge with other producers and the wider industry.

Aaron De Long, a 2021 Scholar from Pennsylvania in the USA, explains his scholarship journey so far.

"The virtual webinars and tours this year to countries including Brazil, the Netherlands and Ireland have been excellent and have given me good connections that I will be able to build on when I start travelling to complete my research in 2022.

"I applied for a Nuffield Scholarship because my partner and I were launching a business focused on strengthening our local food system through shortening supply chains, and I was confident there would be lessons I could carry back to our business, our local community and the wider agricultural industry.

"Already my thinking has been challenged with a diversity of information, and I am looking forward to continuing this Nuffield journey in the months ahead."

Applications for the 2022 program are now open so visit the "Scholarship" page on this website to apply.

Applications will close on 22 October, interviews will take place in November, successful candidates announced in December and the scholarship commences in 2022.

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