Application form for the NSA Samuel Wharry Memorial Award for the Next Generation – 2022/2024 Travel Bursary

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Name *
Date Of Birth *
Address 1 *
Address 2
Town/City *
County *
Postcode *
Telephone *
Email *
NSA Membership Number (it is not a requirement that you are an NSA member to apply, but if you are, please provide your membership number here)
Photograph *
Do you have a valid UK Passport? *
Do you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle? *
I understand applying for the bursary is a longer-term commitment that going on an overseas study tour. It also involves sharing my experiences with others and maintaining contact with NSA and the Staple in the future? *
Is there anything we need to be aware of, such as health conditions, dates you will be unavailable for travel, other commitments you will need to balance etc? Please list things here or write “None known” *


What is your current involvement in the sheep sector and what are your future plans? (400 words max)*
What topic would you like to study, why is it relevant to your sheep farming situation and how would you implement any findings within your own sheep farming situation? (400 words max)*
What do you already know about your chosen topic and its relevance to the UK sheep sector? How might you share the practical findings with other sheep farmers? (400 words max)*
Please outline your travel plans – where do you plan to go, for how long and to see what, and what will the various components roughly cost? If the cost is more than the travel bursary amount being offered, how will you fund the difference?(400 words max)*
The Staple has a particular interest in wool production and the related textile industry. If your study topic is not directly linked to wool, what might you learn about wool on your travels? (250 words max)*
What appealed to you about this award and what makes you a suitable candidate? How will you make the most of the opportunity? How will you remain involved with NSA in the longer-term? (250 words max)*

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The travel bursaries are offered by NSA Next Generation and the Company of Merchants of the Staple of England.
The travel bursaries are offered by NSA Next Generation and the Company of Merchants of the Staple of England.