Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Food Systems and Security

A new opening PhD position in international relations is available at The University of Sydney, Australia. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for three years in Australia. The deadline to apply is January 01, 2019.

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.

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.


I. Department of Government and International Relations, or


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.


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.

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.

For further information, please refer to theterms and conditions.

Applications for this scholarship can be made through theOnline Application Form.


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