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The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for its 2016 program.

Three scholarships of $15,000 each will be awarded to enthusiastic individuals, with a passion for agriculture and a desire to expand their knowledge, pursue new ideas and to share their findings with others. Applicants should be in mid-career, and be between the ages of 25 and 45 (recommended only). They must have a minimum of five years agricultural business or farming experience and able to step away from their current duties. Recipients must travel for a minimum of 10 weeks, with a leg of at least six consecutive weeks. Scholarships are not for those involved in full-time studies or for the purpose of furthering existing research projects.

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“Allowing scholars to further develop their capabilities, we enable them to be better farmers, business managers and leaders and make a significant contribution to Canadian agriculture, “ said Kelvin Meadows, chair and 2011 scholar.

Scholars must complete their project within two years of winning the award and are expected to produce a written report and present their findings.

Canadian Nuffield Scholars are also required to participate in the Contemporary Scholars Conference where they will meet other current scholars from around the world. The 2016 conference will be held in Ireland in March 2016.

Applications are due by April 30, 2015 and forms can be downloaded from nuffield.ca.

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