Food Transitions recently announced 16 PhD positions within the Food Transitions 2050 Joint Postgraduate School – commencing in March 2022. Many of these PhD positions are relevant to our HVN Challenge.

Applications close on Friday 5 November 2021.

Food Transitions 2050 is a new strategic partnership initiative between five research organisations located in the Canterbury region: AgResearch, Manaaki Whenua, Plant & Food Research, Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury.

At the heart of Food Transitions 2050 is a Joint Postgraduate School – a virtual community of practice of PhD students and their university/CRI supervisory teams, conducting cross-disciplinary research to support the transition of our regional, national and international food systems to a future, more sustainable, state.

Within the overarching theme of Food Transitions 2050, we are offering scholarships ($28,000 p.a. plus study fees) for 16 projects under our four subthemes:
• Food and future landscapes
• Food for a zero carbon future
• Food consumer transitions
• Food governance

Students involved in the Joint Postgraduate School have a cohort experience, which provides peer support along with regular opportunity for collaboration, connection and peer-to-peer learning across disciplines. We also offer workshops, with the latter focusing around the development of ‘soft skills’ and the sharing of knowledge and experiences. Because the cohort begins synchronously, we can target these development opportunities at the appropriate stage of their PhD journey.

For more information please contact: Professor Jason M. Tylianakis
Director, Food Transitions 2050
Ph: +64 3 369 5379 | Fax: +64 3 3642590