A total of £25,000 is typically available for up to eight bursaries for short-term study projects undertaken by lecturers at UK based agricultural colleges and university departments, to enable them to widen and develop their technical expertise principally overseas.
The study projects are not normally more than six weeks duration but longer-term projects will be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Applicants, with the exception of candidates under 30 years of age, must at the time of application be actively involved in agricultural education or in a recognised establishment in the United Kingdom.
The following information must be provided:
- Outline plan of the programme of study they wish to undertake.
- The country and place(s) where the study would be based.
- The names and addresses of two referees, one of whom should be familiar with the applicant's present employment.
- An endorsement by the employer to the effect that he/she, subject to the applicant being successful, will be willing to:
- Support the candidate's outline proposals and
- Continue to pay the applicant's salary for the duration of the award
- An endorsement by the applicant to the effect that:
- They are prepared to fulfil the conditions of the award, including the completion of a
- With the exception of under candidates under 30 years of age, confirm it is their intention report and, if required, the presentation of a paper to continue, at least for three years, in agricultural education upon completion of the study. Preference may be given to younger candidates where those shortlisted are of similar quality.
A brochure and application form will be available from September. The closing date for 2017 applications will be on 6 February 2017. The selection panel will then hold final interviews at the Club in March 2017 and results will be announced shortly thereafter.
The Farmers Club Charitable Trust was founded in 1981 to assist the agricultural community in achieving a number of objectives which will contribute to the development of the industry. Specific objectives are the dissemination of information, loans or scholarships or other financial assistance for research, or courses connected with the study of agriculture and support activities calculated to advance education and training in agriculture.
The Post-Graduate Study Award is part of the overall programme and is specifically designed to help those employed in agricultural education, between the ages of 22 to 50 years, to widen and develop their own technical expertise outside the United Kingdom. In doing so, it is anticipated it will both assist the career prospects of the applicant and also any students for which they will be responsible after their return. The successful applicants will be made honorary members of The Farmers Club for the duration of the award.
Please download an application form above or apply to the Secretary of The Farmers Club Charitable Trust:
The Farmers Club 3,
London SW1A 2EL