PhD Program

Indigenous Studies


      The Indigenous Studies Graduate Research Program brings together graduate researchers and supervisors from across the University in a Community of Practice. The Program welcomes Indigenous students from any area of the university, along with non-Indigenous students undertaking research within an Indigenous context. If you are enrolled in a PhD, MPhil or Masters by research you are welcome to be part of the program.

      Being part of the Indigenous Graduate Research Program allows you to join a supportive community and share your perspectives, experiences, knowledge, networks, and research findings with colleagues, community, and experts.

      Your engagement with the Community of Practice will be the beginning of your experience. The key activities of the Community will develop and evolve over time, in response to your needs as a graduate researcher in Indigenous Studies.

      Your PhD or Masters experience will be enhanced by joining an interdisciplinary group of Indigenous graduate researchers and research students working on Indigenous topics.

      You will be supported to develop your research capabilities and skills in communication and project management to use wherever your career takes you.

      How to participate

      To be eligible to participate in this Program, you must be a currently enrolled University of Melbourne PhD or Masters by research candidate undertaking your research in a relevant area.

      If you are not a currently enrolled PhD or Masters by research candidate, you will need to apply for admission to your PhD or Masters by research degree first. For information on how to apply for candidature, including advice on finding a supervisor, please see the graduate research How to Apply pages on the Study website.

      PhD or Masters by research candidates from any faculty or school within the University of Melbourne are eligible. You can join the Program at any time during your candidature and remain part of the Program until the completion of your studies.

      Please contact either:

      Anicca Maleedy-Main - | 03 83446496

      Warwick Padgham - | 03 8344 0828