SCHOLARS: Canegrowers Bryan Granshaw from Ayr and Joe Muscat from Mackay are undertaking the Nuffield scholarship program.
SCHOLARS: Canegrowers Bryan Granshaw from Ayr and Joe Muscat from Mackay are undertaking the Nuffield scholarship program. Contributed

Apply now for sugar research scholarship

APPLICATIONS are open for the Sugar Research and Development Corporation funded Nuffield scholarship for 2014.

Twenty-four scholarship places will be offered across a wide range of industries for primary producers nationally.

Corporation executive director Annette Sugden said the Sugar Research and Development Corporation would provide a $30,000 scholarship for one cane grower to complete the Nuffield program within a maximum of two years.

"I encourage cane growers to apply for this once in a lifetime experience," Ms Sugden said.

"And join the honour board with other cane growers currently undertaking the Nuffield program - Bryan Granshaw from Ayr and Joe Muscat from Mackay."

The winner will have the opportunity to study farming practices overseas to investigate agricultural marketing, trade and environmental issues and experience the social and cultural aspects of many regions.

To be eligible for a Nuffield scholarship applicants must be: generally 28-40 years of age (applicants outside this age range will still be considered), citizens of Australia, engaged in farming as an owner or manager or an active member of a farming business; and intend to remain involved in primary production in Australia.

Applications close on June 30.

To apply visit the Nuffield website at http://www.nuffield.com.au or click on the download link.



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