Source: Nuffield news release
Applications for 2024 Nuffield Canada Agricultural Scholarships are now open and the deadline to apply is June 30, 2023.
The Nuffield Scholarship is a prestigious rural leadership program available to Canadian citizens who are involved in any aspect of agriculture. Its goal is to attract mid-career applicants with a passion for agriculture who are ready to challenge themselves in a program of self-directed international travel and study. The experience results in personal and professional benefits, while adding value to Canadian agriculture as scholars assume positions of greater influence in their field.
This $20,000 scholarship provides individuals with a unique opportunity to: access the world’s most extensive networks in food and farming; achieve personal development through travel and study; and deliver long-term benefits to Canadian farmers and growers, and to the industry as a whole.
“Nuffield Canada is part of a global network of Nuffield alumni who support each other in their travel studies to learn more about various aspects of agriculture,” explains Blake Vince, Nuffield Canada Chair and 2013 Scholar. “This unique scholarship opportunity develops new influencers that go on to reshape our Canadian agricultural sector with revitalized innovation, global perspectives, and leadership.”
Recipients must do a minimum of 10 weeks of travel study within 24 months to examine and research an issue of their choosing relevant to modern production or practices. They then write a report on their research findings and make a presentation at Nuffield Canada’s Annual General Meeting, with peers, sponsors, and industry leaders in attendance.
Scholarship recipients can come from all areas of primary production including food, fibre, health care, bio-fuels, forestry, aquaculture, and fisheries. Successful candidates can represent any aspect of the value chain such as primary production, processing, governance, communications, safety, mental health, and others. Nuffield Canada values diversity and encourages applicants from all production philosophies such as commercial, organic, cottage, medicinal, Indigenous and others. Anyone interested in learning more about Nuffield Canada and the application process please visit www.nuffield.ca.
“My Nuffield Scholarship has led to significant personal growth and has expanded my view of both Canadian and global agriculture. My learnings changed the way we do business; we’re now always looking at new ways of doing old things,” said 2019 Canadian Nuffield Scholar Mark Brock, a mixed crop and sheep farmer near Staffa, Ontario. “Completing a Nuffield scholarship has been one of my best life experiences and has helped me grow in business and in my personal life. If the thought of travel study sparks your interest, then I encourage you to investigate the Nuffield Canada opportunity.”
Nuffield Canada, a registered Canadian charity, is over 130 alumni strong. As part of a larger international community, Nuffield Canada has affiliate organizations in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Zimbabwe. Scholar recipients instantly become members of the 1900 global Nuffield alumni network, which hosts and supports travelling scholars.