A four-year, full-time PhD scholarship is available with the Hothouse.

The PhD scholar will be based in Canberra at the Planetary Health Equity Hothouse in the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance. The primary supervisor is ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Sharon Friel. 

Expressions of interest for the Laureate Hothouse PhD are particularly welcome in the public policy, politics, and political economy of governance at the intersections between climate change, social inequity and health inequity. 

EOI's are currently open and will close on the 20th of February 2023.


We are delighted to announce the inaugural Planetary Health Equity Future Leaders program. The Planetary Health Equity Hothouse will welcome a small group of early career researchers and PhD students to join us in Canberra in September 2023.

The thematic focus of the 2023 Planetary Health Equity Future Leaders program is “structural drivers of planetary health inequity”. Through an intensive fortnight of structured workshops and masterclasses related to theory, transdisciplinary research, and knowledge mobilisation, plus time for writing and conversations with the Hothouse team members and wider ANU community, the program offers an opportunity to develop new research skills, spark new collaborative ideas, and create new opportunities for knowledge mobilisation that aims to improve planetary health equity. The Future Leaders program will also involve interaction with the Hothouse 2023 Distinguished Visitor Thinker in Residence and participation in the Hothouse’s Annual Governance for Planetary Health Equity Policy Symposium, where the Hothouse research will be presented alongside insights from policy makers, NGOs, and business groups, including members of the Hothouse Advisory Board.

The program is open to early career researchers and PhD students at institutions across Australia and globally. The selected candidates will receive a stipend to spend time in Canberra, at the Hothouse between 4th-15th September 2023. Participants are welcome to remain at the Hothouse to think, write, and discuss for up to an additional four weeks.

EOIs are welcome until the 10th of April.