A scholarship is available to encourage and assist students to pursue a Master’s
dissertation or thesis at the University of Waikato, focusing on how we organise, and establish policy, in relation to the production, distribution, and consumption of food in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Professor Kathryn Pavlovich and Dr Alison Henderson, at the University of Waikato, are examining how food-producers, community groups, and other groups involved in food-related initiatives organise, make decisions, and try to work towards establishing food security in Aotearoa New Zealand. Through a series of case studies, they are interested in examining how these organisations make sense of, and act on, current debates about “thoughtful” food: food that is sustaining, provides wellbeing, and is produced, distributed, and consumed in ways that are respectful of all living systems.
Students interested in researching and writing a Master’s dissertation or thesis (worth 30, 60, 90, or 120 points) on any aspect of how food is organised and governed are eligible to apply for the scholarship, and up to three scholarships will be available, depending on the size of each dissertation or thesis.
The study must be completed in 2017, and should be undertaken in Aotearoa New Zealand, with students enrolled at The University of Waikato. Applications for the 90 or 120 point scholarship close 31 January 2017, and applications for the 30 or 60 point scholarship close 31 May 2017.
Students must have already completed an approved research methods paper before
taking up the scholarship. (Note: a research methods paper is offered at the
University of Waikato in A Semester).
The successful scholarship recipients will receive a scholarship of $6,000 – $12,000,depending on the size of the dissertation or thesis undertaken. Students who are Australian citizens pay the same Master’s fees as New Zealand students; however, students from other countries such as the U.S.A. would need to pay International student fees.