How we help
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 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 a 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.
Tailored support for Indigenous PhD candidates
The University of Melbourne takes the approach that support for Indigenous research students should be tailored towards each student, in addition to the minimum support outlined above. We strive to work with you to identify top-up stipends, other financial supports needed throughout your candidature (i.e. conference travel etc), as well as ensuring you receive the appropriate academic skills support throughout your research training. Some of these supports are provided individually (i.e. library skills workshops), and others are provided through cohort programs such as abstract writing workshops.
To discuss what you might need to support you through your PhD experience, please contact Warwick Padgham via E: firstname.lastname@example.org