The Trehane Trust awards scholarships each year with the opportunity to research topics of interest in the dairy sectors, from farm to fork. Scholars are able to travel anywhere in the world, visiting one or more countries in order to further knowledge and understanding, with a view to advancing their respective industries.

Trehane Scholarships provide an opportunity to:

  • Unlock individual potential and broaden horizons through study and overseas travel
  • Stand back from the day-to-day routine and study a subject of personal interest
  • Have access to the world’s leaders in food and farming
  • Deliver benefits to agricultural and related industries through knowledge transfer

If this unique opportunity appeals to you, and you meet the criteria set out in the ‘essential information’ please complete the online application form.

The closing date for applications is the 31 July. Short-listing for interview takes place in October and successful candidates will be invited to attend an interview in January in London.

Mike Vacher (Director of Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust), is available to support you throughout your application process and can supply you with any further information about The Trust and awards if required.

Successful candidates are those whom the selection committee feel will contribute and innovate within their field and in the wider community after their return from study. They will receive a bursary towards travel and expenses plus expenses for the pre study briefing Contemporary Scholars Conference.

In return, the scholars are expected to write a report and make a presentation at the annual Nuffield Farming conference. Trehane scholars are invited to the annual Trehane dinner; a networking event where new scholars will be asked to make a short presentation on their study.


Closing date for application: 31st July- each year

Interviews: October- each year

Pre-study briefing and conference:Early March - following year 

For details and an application form visit or contact: Col, Mike Vacher, Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust, T: 01460 234 012,     M: 07788 138 372 or by email: