With the 2016 deadline looming on July 31, here are some top tips for securing a Nuffield Scholarship.
Nuffield Farming Trust is reminding prospective scholars that there is still time to apply for a Nuffield Scholarship.
With the deadline date looming on July 31, Nuffield are looking for applicants who have an extablished career and demonstrate a passion for the industry they work in.
Nuffield director, Mike Vacher said: "Anyone aged between 22 and 45 is encouraged to apply, with a pre-requisite that you must work within the United Kingdom farming, food, horticulture, rural and associated industries or are in a position to influence those industries.
"Nuffield Scholars are of a certain character. They like to challenge, are inquisitive, are excited with new opportunities and enjoy exchanging ideas and knowledge with contemporaries.
"The agricultural industry is bursting with these individuals, and I want to encourage them to apply for a scholarship.
"It is an amazing experience and can be life changing. It also offers lifelong opportunities to be engaged in the global agricultural community."
The deadline for applications is July 31 2016, with interviews taking place in mid-October.
Successful applications will attend a New Scholars Briefing and Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Annual Conference 2016 in Newcastle on the November 23 - 25. Studies commence late March 2017.
Scholars will be offered £12,000 to complete the study and attend conferences and training, including no less than eight weeks of travel, and report back within 18 months with the findings.