The John Innes Foundation supports scientific research, education, training and public engagement. As part of the portfolio of investments, JIF provides a Bursary to one undergraduate per year to pay for their tuition fees in full. The candidate must be destined for a career in Crop Production / Farm Management and meet the criteria below:-

•Not from a farming background and of UK origin.
•From a financially disadvantaged family background.

The candidate will be mentored periodically throughout their studies by Velcourt’s Technical Director and given the opportunity to work for Velcourt during vacations as well as be considered for the Velcourt management training scheme


The objective of the John Innes Foundation Bursary is to establish an ongoing award to finance one student per year, who wishes to follow a career in Primary Crop Production in the UK, as opposed to an academic, research or overseas career. The Bursary will cover course fees and will be paid each term to the successful student. The bursary will be awarded on a competitive basis, and only applicable for students taking on a 3 year degree course. The Bursary is being promoted to six Universities who offer a Crop based degree course. As well as course fee re-imbursement, the successful student will be given the opportunity of working closely with Velcourt, the UKs largest Farm Management Company.

For the full advert/T&C please visit Velcourt’s website. Closing date for applications is 31st October 2018.