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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