Scholarship helps fund food security research

23-Jan-2018

PhD candidate Kim Hunnam (right) is gaining valuable insights into small-scale fisheries research in developing countries.

PhD candidate Kim Hunnam (right) is gaining valuable insights into small-scale fisheries research in developing countries. 


A scholarship has helped a Charles Darwin University PhD candidate to deepen her understanding of vital small-scale fisheries research in developing countries.

Kim Hunnam, who was awarded a Crawford Fund Scholarship Award in 2017, recently attended a three-day symposium, hosted by WorldFish in Penang, Malaysia, and worked with WorldFish colleagues to write an article for their blog “The Fish Tank”.

“The scholarship gave me the opportunity to meet experienced small-scale fisheries researchers attending the symposium and hear about their broad range of work in parts of Asia, Africa and the Pacific,” she said.

“It has also given me new confidence in the role and value of my PhD research on small-scale fisheries in Timor-Leste, and a renewed enthusiasm for pursuing a career in this field.”

The Crawford Fund Scholarship Award gives Northern Territory postgraduate students an opportunity to gain agricultural research experience in developing countries.

NT Coordinator Tania Paul said applicants should be engaged in a relevant biophysical or socio?economic aspect of agriculture, animal production, fisheries, forestry, natural resource management or food security.

Applications for 2018 close on 31 March.

For more information on the fund or how to apply, visit W: https://www.crawfordfund.org/awards/the-2018-crawford-fund-student-awards/