Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Program in Indigenous Settler Relations

The Graduate Research Program in Indigenous Settler Relations is open to all graduate researchers undertaking study related to the emerging field of Indigenous-settler relations in Australia and the world.

The Indigenous Settler Relation Collaboration’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Program is open to graduate researchers in any faculty undertaking a graduate research related to the emerging field of Indigenous-settler relations in Australia and the world.

The program will connect students with researchers across disciplines, fostering an engaged and supportive intellectual community, and creating a strong cohort experience for the duration of their study. The program will deepen academic understandings, and enhance interdisciplinary knowledge exchange on research that leads to more just relations between Indigenous and settler peoples. Students are supported to build networks across the University and with relevant external organisations and to develop their research in reference to current real-world challenges.

Activities throughout the year include exclusive masterclasses, a research symposium, research incubators, and a reading group, as well as access to the suite of seminars, public lectures and film screenings run by the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration. Opportunities will be available to meet regularly throughout each semester to share research progress and to participate in writing sessions, critical reading groups and workshops focused on ethics, research methods and approaches for communicating research to diverse audiences across and beyond the academy.

The program enriches the graduate research experience by creating a strong cohort and intellectual community that assists students in developing their post-degree pathways.

Eligible students must have commenced a PhD or Masters by Research. Priority will be given to students who have at least one supervisor based at the University of Melbourne. Students from other institutions will need a statement of support from their supervisors for their applications to be considered.

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Students enrolled in the program are undertaking graduate research related to the emerging field of Indigenous-settler relations in Australia and the world.

Current students

Completed students

The Program is offered by the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration and students remain enrolled in their current departments. Eligible students must  be undertaking graduate research on a relevant topic. Priority will be given to students who have at least one supervisor based at the University of Melbourne.

Timely completion of the thesis remains the priority, with the Program intended to enhance the experience of advanced research training and aid graduation pathways.

Applications to join the program are called for once per year, usually in February. To discuss joining the program after this date, please get in touch.

Students can join the program at any time during their candidature and remain part of the program until the completion of their studies.

If you are not a current student at the University of Melbourne and would like information about how to apply to become a graduate research candidate at the University, please visit the Information for graduate researchers web page.

2021 applications

2021 applications close Friday 5 February. To discuss joining the program after this date, please get in touch.

Please note: Priority will be given to students who have at least one supervisor based at the University of Melbourne. Students from other institutions will need a statement of support from their supervisors for their applications to be considered. Eligible students must have commenced a PhD or Masters by Research.

Application process

Applicants are asked to provide the following information via an online form. We strongly recommend that you prepare your answers offline (in Microsoft Word or similar) and save a copy for your own records.

  • Name, enrolment and contact information
  • Start and expected completion dates
  • Current Supervisor/s
  • Thesis title (or proposed title)
  • A brief description of their topic (up to 100 words)
  • An outline of what they are most interested in gaining from the program (up to 100 words)

Please email ISRC if you have any problems with or queries about completing this form.

Complete the online application form

The Graduate Program in Indigenous Settler Relations is open to students enrolled in a graduate research degree. If you would like information about how to apply to become a graduate research candidate at the University, please visit the Information for graduate researchers web page.

If you are a current student or have already applied to study at the University of Melbourne and have questions about the Graduate Research Program please contact:

Claire Akhbari

Email: akhbaric@unimelb.edu.au
Email: i-src@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 8344 1276

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