Scholarship details

Funding Body:

ARC Linkage Project, University of Sydney and TAFE NSW

Title:

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Food Systems and Security

Research Areas:

Humanities & Social Sciences

Type

Postgraduate Research

Description:

An opportunity is available for two outstanding PhD scholars to conduct research into the relationship between social enterprise and food security in the City of Sydney. The successful recipients will join a large research team working on a project with multiple partners, and will focus on one of the following two projects:

I.    An examination of how to best use social enterprise models to engage with disadvantaged communities, or

II.    A comparative study of how different economic policy environments across Australia have worked to enable or constrain the development of food-related social enterprisesThis Scholarship is supported by a grant from ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship.

Both scholars would also contribute to the larger project and the operations of the City’s incubator program, FoodLab Sydney.

This Scholarship is funded by a grant from ARC Linkage Project, University of Sydney and TAFE NSW.

 

Eligibility:

Eligibility:

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney within the:

I.            Department of Government and International Relations, or

II.           Department of Media and Communications.

b. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following:

I.            an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), 

II.           a Master's degree at high academic standard (e.g. conferred with Distinction) with a substantial research component, or

III.          an equivalent qualification in Political/ International Relations, Media/Communications, or a closely related discipline.

c. Applicants must also demonstrate engagement with issues related to food systems, food politics/policy, food security and/or social enterprise.

 

 

Selection Criteria:

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

 

I.            academic merit,

II.           curriculum vitae,

III.          feedback from three academic referees, and

IV.          a personal statement which demonstrates their experience and interest in food policy studies.

 

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

 

 

 

Amount awarded:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.  No extensions will be granted.  

 

Application guide:

For further information, please refer to the terms and conditions.

 

Applications for this scholarship can be made through the Online Application Form.

 

 

Closing date:

01 January 2019

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