Nuffield International Scholarship – USA for a Farmer or Agricultural Professional

$25,000 Scholarship Travel Bursary for Agricultural Study Abroad

Nuffield International Farming Scholars – USA announces the application period for a $25,000 Scholarship to support international travel and study in 2023 related to global agriculture is open from July 15 to October 21. One scholarship is supported by Mid-Atantic Farm Credit, Delaware Dept. of Agriculture, Mountaire Farms and the Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit Foundation and is dedicated to a farmer or agricultural professional residing and working in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and certain counties of Virginia and West Virginia. Nuffield USA is aligned with Nuffield International, which is a 13-member country organization founded in the UK in 1947. Typically, 60 to 70 scholars participate each year. U.S. applicants must be between 25- and 45-years old and U.S. citizens.

Nuffield International Farming Scholars is a unique global network of farmers, ranchers, and agri-professionals that focuses on: personal capacity building; excellence in agricultural production, distribution and management’ and local, national and global thought leadership. Over 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 four-week program in which scholars travel in small groups to 4 or 5 countries. Each group consists of scholars from different countries. The final component is the Independent Research Topic, a self-directed 5-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 and certain counties of Virginia and West Virginia: Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson, Frederick, Clarke, Warren, Shenandoah, Page, Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and Marshall.

Additional information and the application form is available on the Nuffield International website, For specific information regarding the U.S. program, please email Ed Kee, President of Nuffield USA at Or, for Delaware perspective, please email our Delaware-based scholars, Georgie Cartanza (2017) at or Susan Truehart Garey (2019) at