PhD Scholarship - Call for Applications

I am pleased to offer a scholarship to complete a PhD in psychology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The scholarship is to the value of NZ$30,000 per annum plus thesis tuition fees at the domestic rate for up to three years (rate to increase of NZ$32,000 in 2025).

The PhD thesis will focus on the topic of mentalising or religion, and incorporate novel quantitative research methods and cultural evolutionary perspectives. I am happy to discuss specific projects ideas with potential applicants.

Start dates are negotiable. If you have any questions or would like to discuss topics further, you can email me at

To apply for this PhD scholarship, please email me a copy of your academic transcripts and a cover letter describing your academic background, interests and aspirations.