- Student support
We are dedicated to supporting and developing Indigenous Australia’s future health leaders through tailored research and academic supportSupport we offer
- PhD Familiarisation
An annual fully-funded program introducing prospective Indigenous PhD students to the University of Melbourne, preparing them for graduate research study.Find out more
- Indigenous leadership
We have some of Australia’s foremost Indigenous academics, researchers, and professionals in key leadership positions and its alumni networkIndigenous leaders
How we help
- Academic pathways
Finding pathways into a PhD program needs to be taylored to the needs of the inidividual student so we encourage prospective candidates to contact us directly to find out how we can help.Contact Us
- Financial Support
We help find financial support available for eligible Indigenous students.Find out more
- Supervisors & Mentors
We help students connect with supervisors, mentors, and experts.Find out more
- Summer & Winter Schools
The Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) at the Melbourne School of Education conducts two graduate programs in Indigenous Health: Professional Certificate in Indigenous Research (Summer School) and the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Research and Leadership (Winter School).Find out more
- Seminars and Forums
Series of seminars from the Melbourne Poche Centre and forums hosted by the various Poche Centres.Find out more
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PhD Familiarisation Program
A fully-funded program introducing prospective Indigenous PhD students to the University of Melbourne, preparing them for graduate research study.
Building on the success of last year's program, The University of Melbourne will be hosting its second Indigenous PhD Familiarisation Program in 2016.
The Indigenous PhD Familiarisation Program supports Indigenous candidates who are interested in exploring PhD study.
Expressions of interest will be called in mid-April with a closing date of 6 June 2016.
For more information including a report on last year’s Program, click here.
To find out more about Indigenous Research at the University of Melbourne, click here.
Submit your Expression of Interest here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples should enjoy the same life expectancy and health as their fellow Australians. Today, Indigenous Australians die 10 years younger and suffer poorer health than other Australians. Our purpose is to find and develop Australia’s best Indigenous leaders.
Strong Indigenous health initiatives must have strong Indigenous leadership.
We empower emerging and established leaders alike. We help them maximise opportunities and realise their potential through support and our network.
Our leaders will go on to disrupt and innovate their field of health practice.