2019 Nuffield International Farming Scholar Rose Danaher, an Amana, Iowa native. (Photo credit: Iowa Soybean Association)

Scholarships available to study ag abroad

August 4, 2022 | Bethany Baratta

Do you have a passion for agriculture? Are you interested in a scholarship to help fund a global trek to learn about production, distribution, management and thought leadership in agriculture? If so, you’ll be interested in this opportunity from Nuffield International Farming Scholars – USA.

Supported in part by the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), the Nuffield International Farming Scholars – USA is offering a $25,000 scholarship to support international travel and study in 2023 related to global agriculture.

Applicants must be between the ages of 25-45 and a U.S. citizen. An Iowa-based scholarship is available exclusively for Iowa residents who are farmers or agricultural professionals. Applications are open and will be accepted until Sept. 30.

Nuffield USA is aligned with Nuffield International, which is a 13-member country organization founded in the United Kingdom in 1947.  

Nuffield International Farming Scholars is a unique global network of farmers, ranchers and agri-professionals focused on personal capacity building; excellence in agricultural production, distribution and management, and local, national and global thought leadership. More than 1,700 Nuffield alumni hail from the 13 Nuffield countries.

The scholarship supports travel and participation in its annual week-long meeting, the Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC), held in March. In 2023, the CSC will be held in British Columbia, Canada. The next component is the Global Focus Program, a five-week program in which scholars travel in small groups to four or five countries. Each group consists of scholars from different countries. The final component is the Independent Research Topic, a self-directed five-week travel program to explore a selected research topic. A 10,000-word report is required at the completion of the program, which is posted on the Nuffield International website.

Three scholarships, sponsored by TIAA, Bayer Crop Sciences and the Canadian PSP are open to applicants from the United States, Chile and Brazil. Four state-based scholarships are open to residents of California, Iowa, North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania as well as certain counties in Virginia and West Virginia. 

Additional information is available on the Nuffield International website. For specific information regarding the U.S. program, email Ed Kee, president of Nuffield USA at kee@udel.edu.  

Article courtesy of Nuffield International