The chosen scholars embark on a unique global learning experience (Covid-19 pandemic dependent). This includes opportunities for collaboration, networking and mentoring to fast-track their global understanding, knowledge and leadership skills to the next level.
The 2022 core components begin with scholarships awarded in Wellington, November 2021. This is followed by the National Focus Programme (NFP). Two international components
Component 1: National Focus Programme (NFP)
Nuffield Scholars begin their experience with a two and half-week immersion into leadership, critical thinking and New Zealand value chains. This prepares them to get the most out of their scholarship.
It allows them to further develop their research area of interest. It plugs them into leading New Zealanders, and it exposes them to the key challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand’s food and fibre sector.
Scholars work together to publish an industry insights report based on their observations.
Component 2: Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC)
Component 3: Global Focus Programme (GFP)
Beginning in April or June 2023
The CSC brings together the global year group. It is hosted in a different country each year.
It is a week-long international conference where scholars hear presentations from thought leaders on global agricultural challenges, attend panel discussions and complete a number of field trips to cement their learning.
The conference for the 2022 cohort is planned to be held in the United Kingdom in 2022.
Component 4: Individual Research Project
Self-organised reserach, February 2022
An individual research programme that includes 7-9 weeks of personal field research. Scholars have the freedom to choose their own field of study and design a programme that best
facilitates the development of insight and foresight in their chosen topic.
Each scholar produces an individual research report, which contributes to Nuffield New Zealand’s purpose of keeping New Zealand at the global forefront of food and fibre systems.
Final reports to be submitted by October 2023.
Post programme, the scholars present their findings at conferences and industry events.