New scholarships available thanks to Marsden Grant

10 November 2016
Professor Jane Kelsey
Professor Jane Kelsey

The awarding of a Marsden Grant to Law Professor Jane Kelsey has resulted in the formation of two new LLM scholarships for 2017.

The scholarships have been established this year as part of the Marsden Grant awarded to Professor Kelsey to fund a three-year research project on options and strategies for countries to exit from international trade and investment agreements. Each scholarship has a one-year tenure and is valued at $17,000, plus compulsory fees.

The Marsden Grant Masters of Scholarship in Reform of International Investment Agreements will help support a student undertaking research into alternatives to investment treaties and investor-state enforcement that are being explored through international institutions and by individual countries.

The Marsden Grant Masters Scholarship in Learnings from Tobacco Control Strategies in Trade and Investment Agreements will be awarded to a student who is undertaking research into challenges made to tobacco control policies in trade and investment agreements and moves to shield those policies, and to use that analysis to explore strategies and options to better protect public health policies on tobacco, alcohol, high sugar products and similar threats to people’s health.

“I am delighted to be able to offer these scholarships related to my investment and tobacco policy case studies,” says Jane. “The research promises to be stimulating and I’m looking forward to supervising the successful candidates."

Applications for both scholarships close on 9 December.