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Nuffield Scholarships

Please note this opportunity is available to Australian citizens or permanent residents only.

Each year AgriFutures sponsors participants to apply for a Nuffield Australia Scholarship. We are excited to offer the opportunity to those working in an AgriFutures levied or emerging industry to apply for a sponsored position in the program. The successful applicant will receive $35,000 to travel overseas and study innovative farming practices.

Applications for the 2025 program are open now.


More about Nuffield

Established in 1951, Nuffield Australia is a leading agricultural scholarship organisation, building capacity for producers, their businesses, industry and rural communities.

Nuffield offers a unique program allowing Australian primary producers a chance to travel and study.

In addition to the scholarship itself, Scholars are welcomed into a global network – over 500 Nuffield Scholars in Australia and almost 2,000 worldwide.

About the Scholarship

To be eligible you must be:

  • Typically between 28-45 years of age (Please note that exceptional candidates outside this age range will be considered).
  • A citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • Intending to remain involved in food and fibre industries in Australia.

To be eligible for an AgriFutures-funded scholarship, you must be a member of one of the following industries:

Chicken Meat
Export Fodder
Thoroughbred Horses
Honey Bee & Pollination
Pasture Seeds
Tea Tree Oil
Goat Fibre
or an AgriFutures Australia emerging industry, listed here.

Value of the scholarship:

  • $35,000 bursary, subject to guidelines to cover costs associated with the study and reporting
  • $3,000 of the bursary will be withheld as an assurance on the submission of an approved report
  • Likely costs exceeding the bursary value must be met by the scholar.

Selection will be made based on:

  • From a written application and introductory video;
  • By a state-based face-to-face interview; and
  • A final national, face-to-face interview.

See the Nuffield Australia website for more information.

How to apply

To be considered for a 2025 scholarship, you apply in 2024. Research and travel start in 2025.

Applications for 2025 close on Friday 31 May 2024.

Nuffield Australia recommends that eligibility criteria and selection guidelines must be understood and agreed to before submitting an application.

Submit your application via Nuffield Australia’s website.