Undertaking a PHD in Agriculture starting Autumn 2019?

12 February 2019

Get a little help with the cost by applying for NFU Mutual's Centenary Award Bursary!

Undertaking a PHD in Agriculture starting Autumn 2019?

In 2019 NFU Mutual, the UK’s leading rural insurer, is once again offering the ‘Centenary Award’ for postgraduate students in agriculture. The award provides annual bursaries to pay up to 75% of course fees for selected postgraduate students (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. To date, 36 students have received bursaries to help further their studies. 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, in autumn 2019.

To select the students, the judging panel will be looking for applicants who are not only excellent academic performers, but are also passionate individuals who demonstrate the potential to become a future leader within UK agriculture.

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has identified three topic areas of interest for eligible students. At least one of these areas must form part of the applicant’s postgraduate course:

How to apply for the 2019 award:

Prospective postgraduate students who think they may be eligible to apply for the award in 2019 should contact centenary_award@nfumutual.co.uk to request further details and an application form.

The closing date for applications is midnight 30th April 2019.