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Nuffield Canada scholar applications open April 1

March 8, 2023  By Top Crop Manager

Nuffield Canada is accepting a new intake of scholar applications from April 1 through June 30 for the 2024 scholar cohort.

Nuffield Canada annually offers four to six $20,000 scholarships to mid-career men and women, who are Canadian citizens approximately aged 25 – 50, with a passion for agriculture and ready to challenge themselves in a self-directed program of international travel and study. Unlike academic scholarships, Nuffield scholarships are for the personal and professional benefit of those already established in the industry, while adding value to Canadian agriculture as scholars assume positions of greater influence in their fields.

Scholarship recipients can come from all areas of primary production including food, fibre, health care, biofuels, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries. Recipients can come from any part of agriculture, from production to value added processing to governance or communications. They can be involved in any
aspect of the industry including as owners, managers, employees, administrators or bureaucrats, and all industry philosophies are welcome including commercial, organic, cottage, medicinal, Indigenous and others.


Scholars are required to do a minimum of 10 weeks of travel study within 24 months to examine and research a topic or issue of their choosing that is relevant to modern production. Each scholar then prepares a written report of their research findings, conclusions and recommendations, and presents a summary to the Nuffield Board, with peers, sponsors and industry leaders in attendance.

For scholar sponsors, Nuffield Canada offers a pathway for leadership development within organizations and industry. Producers, customers, clients and employees can be recognized for their leadership potential and encouraged to apply.

Applications and more information can be found at


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