In 2012 rural insurer NFU Mutual is once again offering the Centenary Award for postgraduate students in agriculture.
The award gives annual bursaries to pay up to 75% of course fees for selected post graduate students in agriculture (Masters or PhD).
The Centenary Award is a long-term scheme, run by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, and was launched in 2010 to celebrate the 100th birthday of NFU Mutual.
The award is open to students from the UK who have gained, or are expected to gain, a 2:1 or above in agriculture or a closely related degree, and have been accepted or provisionally accepted on a Masters or PhD course in agriculture in the UK starting in Autumn 2012.
To select the students the judging panel will be looking for applicants who are not only excellent academic performers, but are also committed to the future of agriculture.
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has specifically identified three topic areas of interest for eligible students:
• Sustainable agriculture
• Climate change and agriculture
• International agricultural development
In 2011 six students were awarded with a bursary:
• Simon Haley: MSc International Agribusiness and Farm Management
• Amanda Wilson: PhD Investigation into agriculture and small mammals
• Richard Van Neste: MSc Conservation and Rural Development
• Emma Bridge: MSc Integrated Pest Management
• Jack Bell: MSc Rural Estate Management
• Hannah Sims: MSc Rural Social Science Research
Prospective postgraduate students who think they may be eligible to apply for the award in 2012 should contact email@example.com to request further details and an application form.
The closing date for applications relating to courses starting Autumn 2012 is 30th April 2012.
published on: 28th March 2012