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NZAGRC International PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in New Zealand

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NZAGRC International PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in New Zealand

The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC), in collaboration with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), is pleased to announce a multi-year International PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships programme tailored for Early Career Researchers.

The programme aims to address the imperative need for cultivating a robust research pipeline to effectively tackle agricultural greenhouse gas emissions reduction, ultimately benefiting New Zealand’s farming community.

The New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) is a leading institution dedicated to addressing the pressing issue of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand. Established in collaboration with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), NZAGRC conducts cutting-edge research and develops innovative solutions aimed at reducing agricultural emissions while ensuring sustainable farming practices. Through partnerships with universities, research organizations, and industry stakeholders, NZAGRC plays a pivotal role in fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector.

Application Deadline: 30 April

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC)
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Doctoral and Postdoctoral
  • Award: Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Variable
  • Nationality: Open to New Zealand citizens, residents, and international candidates
  • The award can be taken in the: New Zealand


  • Eligible Countries: Open to all nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Scholarships are available for any subject offered by New Zealand universities
  • Admissible Criteria:
    • Candidates must meet specific criteria as outlined for PhD scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships.
    • PhD applicants must be eligible to register as a candidate for a Doctoral degree in a New Zealand institution by December 30, 2024.
    • Post-doctoral fellowship applicants should have completed their PhD degree no longer than 8 years prior to the application.
    • Consideration will be given to diversity in skills, with encouragement for those interested in contributing to M?ori research and knowledge capability.

How to Apply

The application process for the Early Career Researcher Funding programme consists of two steps:

  1. Step 1: Call for Projects (April 8 – April 30):
    • Open call for project proposals from New Zealand universities and research providers.
    • Projects must focus on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions reduction and may adopt either a science or M?ori research approach.
    • Evaluation criteria include capability development, research impact, and excellence.
  2. Step 2: Call for Applicants (June 1 – June 30):
    • Following the selection of projects, the NZAGRC will initiate an applicant selection process.
    • This process includes advertising positions, short-listing candidates, and conducting candidate interviews.
    • Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply based on the specific criteria for PhD scholarships or post-doctoral fellowships.


  • PhD Scholarships Include:
    • Tax-free annual stipend for up to three years
    • Coverage of New Zealand university annual tuition fees and associated student levies
    • Contribution to research and publication costs
    • Travel allowance for presenting at an international conference
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowships Include:
    • Salary costs for up to two years
    • Contribution towards research-related expenses
    • Funding for the host organization, covering research programme and overhead costs.

The application templates and further details regarding eligibility and benefits can be found on the NZAGRC website.

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