Since 1947, the Trust has grown from its UK roots to become a truly international organisation forming a strong network of some 800 Scholars in the UK and over 1,000 worldwide.
Amongst the many worldwide bodies that now support Nuffield Scholars are associations in Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and Zimbabwe, all of which fund their own Award scheme programme.
The parallel Nuffield Foundation schemes began in 1950 covering farmers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Kenya, The Rhodesias and Tanganika. This continued until 1976 when those countries remaining - Australia, Canada and New Zealand - were required to fund their own schemes.
After another period of transition, a new programme was developed with the UK Trust agreeing to coordinate a programme for visiting scholars in the UK and Europe. A three-yearly management conference, rotating around the participating countries, was also established with the first international conference being held in Australia in 1980.
Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, rejoined the Nuffield international scheme in 1981/82. The latest additions to the participating countries have been France, in 1982, and the Republic of Ireland, in 1998.
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