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.
Lowitja Institute 2021 Scholarships
Now Open until 16 April 2021
The Lowitja Institute 2021 Scholarships aim to support the next generation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workforce. This is done by building the capacity and capability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce at all levels of the research process, from research administration and project management, all the way to conducting postgraduate research.
More information can be found at: https://www.lowitja.org.au/page/services/grants-and-scholarships
PhD Scholarship Opportunity - Measuring developmental outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Expression of Interest
The Department of Paediatrics, Melbourne Medical School, is offering a three-year scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduate to undertake a PhD in the Unit for Indigenous Child Development Measures (Department of Paediatrics) based at the Melbourne Children’s Campus (Royal Children’s Hospital). The scholarship includes an annual stipend of $50,000 a year tax free, for three years, with additional non-financial support (e.g. research costs, travel, conference support etc).
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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.