NUFFIELD FARMING SCHOLARSHIPS
The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust offers 20-22 travel Scholarships each year for subjects broadly related to agriculture. Applications are sought from individuals with vision and energy, looking to develop themselves and wanting to make a difference to farming, food and rural communities. Scholars are offered an opportunity to travel the globe and expand horizons, to pursue new ideas, methods and technologies.
The BEMB Trust funds one of these Scholarships and the recipient would be someone already working in the egg industry with a proven record of leadership. The subject of this BEMB-sponsored Scholarship is restricted to the study of hen/duck egg production/marketing. The Scholarship is for a minimum duration of 9 weeks and can be pursued anywhere in the world. The value of a Scholarship is approximately £8,000 depending on the area visited.
However, although the minimum duration of a Study Tour involves as little as two months, the advantages of a Nuffield Farming Scholarship are lifelong. Most Scholars actively proclaim the tremendous benefits they continue to enjoy as a result of joining the Nuffield network. After completing their Study Tour, Scholars join the Nuffield Poultry Group which meets at least twice a year, both in the UK and overseas, to see and discuss matters of mutual interest. The Poultry Group may be contacted via its Secretary.
Nuffield Scholarships are advertised in early autumn each year by
Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust
Taunton TA3 5SH
Applications need to be made online via the Nuffield website and forms may be downloaded from there. Applicants should be aged between 25-45 and (to qualify for the BEMB-sponsored Scholarship) be actively engaged in egg production or marketing.