The ASA launches it’s 2022/23 Fellowship
The ASA has launched its second annual Fellowship Programme, sponsored by FBD. The aim of the Fellowship is to contribute positively to scientific innovation within the Irish agri-food industry while developing Ireland’s next agri-industry thought leader. The €10,000 ASA Fellowship will assist the successful candidate in enhancing their communication skills in the sharing of scientific information in an engaging and accessible manner to the public while further developing their scientific knowledge and experience.
ASA President, Dr. George Ramsbottom said, “We are looking for an ambitious, energetic and passionate individual who has a genuine interest in making a massive impact within our industry to become the ASA Fellow. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to enhance their existing scientific knowledge by learning from experts around the world, gaining a global outlook on their chosen theme. They will be encouraged to promote and integrate scientific knowledge and data into relatable communications in order to become a strong ambassador for the Irish agri-food industry.”
The ASA is currently seeking applications from individuals who must select one of the following themes for further study:
- Sustainable Agriculture;
- Soil Science & Carbon Sequestration;
- Food for Health;
- Agriculture & Food Economics.
Michael Berkery, Chairman, FBD Trust said “FBD is delighted to continue our partnership with the ASA for the 2022/23 Fellowship. As Ireland’s leading farm insurer we are committed to supporting the advancement of the Irish Agricultural sector and so we are proud to work with the ASA on a fellowship that encourages innovation, forward thinking and knowledge sharing in order to drive excellence in the industry. This fellowship is a fantastic opportunity and we look forward to appointing the 2022/23 Fellow.”
Pictured at the launch of the 2022/23 Fellowship are (left to right): Michael Berkery, Chairman FBD, Dr. George Ramsbottom, ASA President and Prof. Laurence Shalloo, 2021/22 Fellowship Winner.
Applicants must be full members of the Agricultural Science Association with a minimum of five years’ experience working in the Irish agri-food industry to apply. Full eligibility criteria and details of the application process can be accessed via the members dashboard www.asaireland.ie/fellowship.
For further information and details of the application closing date visit www.asaireland.ie/fellowship or follow @ASAIreland on social media.