"The mentoring, leadership and networking opportunities through the scholarship are invaluable."

Food Transitions 2050 PhD Scholarships


Closing Date: 5 Nov 2024

Value: Study fees + stipend

Region: Canterbury

Offered By: Food Transitions 2050

Study Level: Postgraduate

Open to postgraduate students interested in food sustainability research. 

Food Transitions 2050 is a new postgraduate school focusing on food sustainability. A result of a multilateral partnership, the initiative is dedicated to supporting the transition of our regional, national and international food systems – the first for postgraduate research in Aotearoa New Zealand. The school’s core purpose is to support the transition to more future-focused, sustainable food systems and preparation by the year 2050.

At the heart of the initiative will be a virtual community of practice of PhD students and their supervisory teams conducting research in a set of PhD projects linked by the overarching theme of Food Transitions 2050.

To be eligible for one of these PhD positions, you must meet the entry criteria for a doctoral programme at the university where the primary supervisor is based.

PhD positions come with a scholarship that pays study fees plus a $28,000 NZD p.a. tax-free living stipend. Students must be domiciled in the Canterbury region during their studies, so that they can engage in the cohort programme.