Nuffield Canada has selected six exceptional scholarship candidates from across the country to be awarded $15,000 each to challenge themselves in a self-directed research program of international travel and study.
Mark Phillips, marketing specialist for the PEI Potato Board, is one of the six selected. His goal is to learn more about issues producers face with respect to developing public trust and how to work with the general public to foster an understanding of agricultural practices and the reasons behind them. Mark’s sponsor is the PEI Department of Agriculture and Land.
“Nuffield Canada is part of a global network of Nuffield alumni who support each other in their travel studies to learn more about various aspects of agriculture,“ explains Blake Vince, Nuffield Canada chair and 2013 scholar. “This unique scholarship opportunity develops new influencers that go on to reshape our Canadian agricultural sector with revitalized innovation, global perspectives and leadership.”
Recipients can come from any capacity of primary production, industry, or governance of agriculture and must do a minimum of 10 weeks of travel study within 24 months to examine and research an agriculturally relevant issue. They then write a report on their research findings and make a presentation to the Nuffield Board.
The goal of Nuffield is to attract mid-career scholars with a passion for agriculture who are ready to challenge themselves in a program of international travel and study. The experience results in personal and professional benefits, while adding value to Canadian agriculture as scholars assume positions of greater influence in their field.
The next round of applications will open in April 2022. For more information visit www.nuffield.ca.
Source: Nuffield Canada October 29, 2021 news release