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The Food Chain Scholarship

The Food Chain Scholarships supported by a trust fund established to encourage potential scholars to research opportunities and initiatives “beyond the farmgate”.

Whether it be reaching out directly to the consumer or working with others to exploit opportunities in the wider food chain there is much to be seen and learned by studying both in the UK and across the globe. 

Potential scholars looking for more information should contact Nuffield Scholar Duncan Rawson [email protected]


Scholars Sponsored

Only most recent are listed.

  • 2024

    Amy Stoner

    I grew up in rural Oxfordshire, but now live in Rutland with my partner Dan. We have a small sheep flock and an allotment, which keeps us busy outside of work.

    I have always been passionate about...

  • 2023

    Will Brown

    Having spent time working in food service and distribution, I have since returned to the family farm in Oxfordshire, where I live with my wife and young son. The main focus of the farm is the arable...

  • 2020

    Nicola Harrison

    My career so far has been varied but always centred around research. I have been very fortunate to have been able to combine my passion for plants with research during my Ph.D at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, where in my spare time I learnt the art and skills of grafting fruit trees. After my studies, my growing interest in fruit crops led to a research position at East Malling Research (now NIAB EMR), where I developed a programme of research on fruit tree rootstocks and root development.
  • 2019

    Richard Walker

    Having grown up on our family dairy farm in South West Scotland it was always my ambition to return home to progress and drive forward our farming operation. Since returning home to farm six years ago, alongside my brother, we have doubled our productive land area and quadrupled our milk output through developing a progressive and forward-thinking dairy farming business. 
  • 2018

    Adam Banks

    I grew up in Nottinghamshire on a family run arable farm and went on to study Environmental Science at Nottingham University. Leaving university, I took up a position as an agricultural loss adjuster, dealing with a wide range of commercial insurance claims across the UK. I have always had a keen interest in travel and so when the opportunity arose to work as an international adjuster based out of Mexico City arose my girlfriend and I leapt at the chance.
  • 2017

    Barbara Bray

    I was born and brought up in County Durham, the land of the Prince Bishops and lived in an area surrounded by farms. I decided from a young age that working with food would be a lifelong passion...