The Melbourne Poche Centre supports Indigenous early career researchers right through their PhD journey, from pre-application through to post-doctoral support. Using a unique, supportive approach to respond to Indigenous research students’ requirements, the Centre has grown to be a critical hub of support for the next generation of health leaders. Please explore our engagement and outreach programs to identify your next step in becoming a future health researcher.
Prospective Indigenous PhD students are connected with senior Professors at the University, who can assist applicants throughout the application process. Areas of support provided in the shepherding include assistance with regards to navigating admissions criteria, articulating applicant's research experience and training, and being an advocate for applicants through the selection process.
All Indigenous PhD students at the University of Melbourne are guaranteed a research training program stipend (or equivalent). Additional Scholarships are also available as is potential opportunities for paid casual work throughout candidature.
Supervisors and Mentors
The Melbourne Poche Centre connects Indigenous PhD students with leading researchers and other experts across various disciplines. Whether you need assistance with finding a supervisor, looking for a mentor or something else, please get in touch.