Applications for 2017 Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarships are due April 30, 2016.
Scholarships are awarded to individuals with a passion for agriculture and a desire to expand their knowledge, pursue new ideas and share their findings with others, for the betterment of Canadian agriculture.
Applicants should be in mid-career, between the ages of 25 and 45 (guideline) with a minimum of five years of agricultural business or farming experience and the management ability to step away from current duties in order to pursue their studies.
Scholars must travel for a minimum of 10 weeks, with a minimum of six consecutive weeks in one leg of their travel. Nuffield scholarships are not for those involved in full-time studies or for the purpose of furthering existing research projects.
Scholars must complete their project within two years of winning the award and must produce a written report and present their findings upon return.
Four scholarships of $15,000 each are available for 2017.
- Glacier FarmMedia, in its fifth year of partnership with Nuffield Canada, will support a National Scholarship.
- The Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding individual involved in the Ontario grain industry whose study shows direct benefit to the Ontario grain sector.
- The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) scholarship, new in 2017, will be available to scholars directly involved in the western Canadian field crop sector, preferably a producer, or an individual actively involved through extension or research.
- The Alberta Wheat Commission scholarship, new in 2017, will be available to an Alberta resident involved in the western Canadian grain sector, directly connected to primary grain production. Research topics will focus on studies that benefit the wheat sector.
Application forms can be downloaded from nuffield.ca.