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Top tips - do not miss out on applying for a Nuffield Scholarship



With the 2016 deadline looming on July 31, here are some top tips for securing a Nuffield Scholarship.

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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.


Life changing


"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.


Top tips - securing a scholarship

  • Visit the website to get information about the scholarship, updates and blogs from current scholars and alumni and events which Nuffield are attending
  • Think carefully about you scholarship subject - it is critical applicants show they have thought the study though. Which areas within your industry would benefit from your research and understanding?
  • Think of the type of applicant Nuffield is looking for - someone with an established career who can demonstrate passion for the industry they work in within UK agriculture.
  • Contact the Nuffield team - they can offer advice and information as well as put you in touch with a scholar in your area or a specialist in your study topic.
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