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Looking for a PhD or Masters that can help change the world?

The Fight Food Waste CRC has 30 PhD top-up scholarships and 12 Masters by Research scholarships available at our eight participating universities over the lifetime of the CRC until 2028.

What’s In It For You?

  • The opportunity to contribute to an Australia without food waste
  • Access to industry experts and networking to develop leadership skills and knowledge, making you industry ready and industry savvy
  • Completion of a Graduate Certificate in a Management-related area at your host university (PhD students)
  • Whole-of-CRC activities, including the Annual Conference with a generous travel and accommodation budget
  • Access to the Future Leaders Program, a professional and personal development program that includes regular training events, student retreats, and the ability to connect and learn from other FFW CRC students
  • A $5000 one-time completion bonus when your degree has been awarded

Currently available project opportunities are listed below.

“Studying a PhD with the CRC allows you to access networks, resources and ideas on the forefront of food loss and waste.”
Jack Hetherington

Fight Food Waste CRC PhD Student, University of Adelaide

Current Opportunities

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Current PhD opportunities
Research project Host Institution EOI closing date
Food rescue: evaluation of the impact and operational aspects of the charitable food sector University of Queensland Until filled
Contributing to the challenge of reducing household food waste Central Queensland University Until filled
Reducing food waste in tourism through responsible management University of Adelaide Until filled

Preferred candidates for PhD projects will be asked to first apply for a base scholarship from the host university, which is a prerequisite for the PhD top-up scholarship.

Current Masters opportunities
Research project Host Institution EOI closing date
Functional food ingredients from waste streams of plant protein production RMIT Until filled

Any student interested in undertaking a research project is encouraged to contact the Principal Supervisor listed with the project, and to submit a student expression of interest form. We also accept enquiries from students who are working in the food waste space and have recently commenced candidature.

Have an idea for a postgraduate research project?

Fight Food Waste CRC University partners are welcome to submit ideas for postgraduate research projects by completing and submitting the Research Organisation Postgraduate EOI form. 


Contact the Fight Food Waste Postgraduate Student Coordinator Bianca Kay.