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Eligibility criteria, tenure and value of Nuffield Farming Scholarships



The Scholarships are open to men and women, who are:

1. Between 28-40 years of age. (Nuffield understands that there may be people outside this age range who would benefit from the scholarship experience. We encourage them to apply);

2. Ordinarily a resident of Australia;

3. Engaged in farming or fishing as an owner or manager or an active member of a farming business; and

4. Intending to remain involved in primary production in Australia.

Regard will be given to the value of the experience that the applicant should gain through his or her studies.

All scholars will be expected to resume residence in Australia after completion of their scholarship and must write a report of their studies. This report remains the property of Nuffield Australia and may be published at Nuffield Australia’s discretion. Reports are published at the expense of Nuffield Australia and remain the property of Nuffield Australia.



The scholarships are tenable for four months travel within a period of eight months from the commencement of their Global Focus Program (GFP). Initially a briefing will be held prior to the National Conference in September of the year selected (2017). The first six weeks of travel is the organised Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC) and Global Focus Program (GFP) of group study, usually comprising of visits to New Zealand, Asia, the Americas and Europe in 2018.

The GFP groups depart in March 2018 and June 2018 with scholars invited to nominate which tour he/she will participate in, respecting that there is a need for balanced numbers on each tour. There are no guarantees Nuffield can accommodate a first preference as each group will be split evenly. Nuffield Australia reserves the right to allocate or limit the places offered in any particular tour. After the GFP, scholars will undertake their individual study at their discretion.

Scholars will report both in writing (within eight months of the commencement of their GFP) and verbally at the National Conference in September 2019.


Value of the Award

An allowance of $A30,000.00 will be provided. However, Nuffield will withhold some funding as an assurance on the submission of an approved report..

Scholars will pay for costs associated with the National Conference, CSC, GFP and report presentations from the $A30,000.00 bursary. Nuffield may withhold funds at its discretion to cover these costs. Scholars acknowledge that their expenses may ultimately be greater than the bursary, especially if multiple overseas trips are required, exchange rates are unfavourable, or if partners/family decide to accompany them. Scholars will personally cover all out-of-pocket additional expenses.

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