NOTE: You are not able to save a half finished application form and return to it later, however, you can edit a submitted response by clicking on the link you are sent my email once your application is submitted. A word document of the application form is available via http://nuffieldinternational.org/scholarship.html to develop your answers if you prefer to cut and paste them into this application form.
Your application involves:1. Completing and submitting this application form online. A copy of your responses will be sent to the email you provide below.2. Submit your CV (english) - see last question3. Submit a portrait photo that can be used for media purposes - see last question
Note that a number of Scholarships are available, and some have specific criteria regarding geography, eligible study topics and different industries / segments within agriculture.
For more information, visit: www.nuffieldinternational.orgWith any queries about the scholarship, process or completing this form, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Current member countries who select emerging agricultural entrepreneurs and leaders each year to participate in this transformative program include the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Brazil and the USA. The first Nuffield Schoalrship was awarded in 1947 and there are currently over 1700 Nuffield Scholars worldwide, forming a powerful network of global-thinking agriculturalists that have committed to life-long learning and contributions to the prosperity of the sector and society.
Nuffield Scholars are selected annually on merit for their commitment to farming and are at the edge of technology uptake. Applicants do not need academic qualifications (eg. university graduation) but need to persuade selectors that they have the necessary qualities to make the best use of the opportunity.
Successful candidates that are awarded a Nuffield Scholarhsip will need to:● Review and sign a contract with Nuffield International.● Select from the Nuffield corporate clothing range which is available for all Scholars.● Identify an industry mentor and submit a monthly report to update their progress thorughout the scholarship period.● Attend the 2018 CSC from 10-18 March in Holland.● Participate in one of six GFP’s in 2018.● Complete minimum seven-to-eight weeks of self-organised study. A partner/spouse is able to attend at their own cost. ● Submit a 10,000 word report on the applicants study topic by July 2018, and present their results at a key industry event to be agreed upon.
The CSC is a week-long program for newly selected Scholars, which is hosted by member countries and rotated between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The CSC is a targeted way of investing directly into the advancement of world agriculture. It provides a forum for newly selected Nuffield Scholars. Participants are introduced to a worldwide network of farmers and agriculturalists, and establish close ties with like-minded organisations. Scholars consider trade and policy issues affecting agriculture internationally, and meet with those that determine its future. Participants also gain a cultural and ambassadorial experience and develop skills in leadership at both a practical and political level. The 2018 CSC will be held in Holland from 10th - 18th of March 2018.
2. Global Focus Program (GFP)Scholars must also participate in a six/seven-week GFP, with an itinerary spent in various countries including New Zealand, UK, USA, China, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, The Netherlands, Ireland, France, India, Qatar, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Israel, Hong Kong, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Chile, East Africa and the Philippines, investigating agricultural marketing, trade and environmental issues, and experiencing the social and cultural aspects of each region. There are six GFP’s annually, with 8-10 Scholars participating in each program. Three GFP's occur in March-April and three programs occur in May-June of each year.
3. Self-organized studyFollowing the CSC and GFP, Scholars prepare and embark on seven-to-eight weeks of self-organized travel to research their selected topic in countries that enable them to return with the highest possible level of contemporary knowledge.
4. ReportingScholars must write a 10,000 word written report on their scholarship which will be based around their study topic. It needs to articulate what the Scholar has studied, what they discovered, what this means for their investor and the agricultural industry and how it will make a demonstrative change to their business and agriculture. The Scholar must make a verbal presentation within two years of the formal announcement of their successful scholarship. For example, if they are awarded the scholarship in November 2017, then they report by November 2019. The location for this reporting may be an agricultural conference or seminar that is part of a larger agricultural based congress to ensure as high profile as possible for the Scholar and the organisation.