The annual award provides bursaries to pay up to 75% of course fees for selected students who are undertaking a postgraduate course in agriculture (Masters or PhD) within the UK.    The award is open to individuals who have gained, or are expected to gain, a 2:1 or above in agriculture or a related degree, and have been accepted or provisionally accepted on a Masters or PhD course in agriculture in the UK, during the 2024/2025 academic year.  There are four topics of interest for eligible students. At least one of these areas must form part of the applicant’s postgraduate course:

  • The application of science and innovative technologies to enhance productivity, efficiency, and profitability for UK farming businesses
  • Building resilience and safeguarding the physical and mental wellbeing of those living and working in the UK agricultural industry
  • Tackling the risks of climate change, whilst maintaining food security, to improve the sustainability of UK agriculture
  • Identifying opportunities for supporting nature and biodiversity in the development of farming and land management practices in the UK.

Closing date for applications is 30 June 2024.  Please visit this page for full information.