The Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowships are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher degree research candidates seeking to establish themselves and evolve as researchers through a PhD.
The RMIT Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowships are part of RMITs commitment in providing early career opportunities for Indigenous research students.
This program will aim to further build and develop Indigenous academic capability at RMIT, and Indigenous knowledges and perspectives.
Successful applicants receive:
Building on your experience in Honour(s), Masters by Research or Coursework, we have developed an academic/professional development program at RMIT, which will further develop your research capability in a supportive learning environment.
This will include, but not limited to:
In the early years of your PhD, you will also be involved in a mentoring program.
As part of the Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Pre-Doctorial Research Fellows, you will:
In short, it’s a Fellowship that’s as ambitious as you are.
We’re looking for early career researchers who are committed to a career in Higher Education. Switched-on, collaborative and curious thinkers who have the inspiration, drive and ideas to change Australia – and the world – for the better.
If you are courageous, passionate, self-motivated researcher who wants to make an impact – stay in touch and apply for next year's intake!
Meet RMIT's Vice-Chancellor's Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Research Fellows from previous years as they share their experience with the University. The 2020 Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowships are open until 11 October to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher degree research candidates seeking to establish themselves and evolve as researchers through a PhD.
“I do use the centre, and I love being able to go in there and meet other smart and deadly blackfellas and learn about their work, and the things that they’re inspired by and thinking about. I love being able to help them out when I can, either with stuff I’ve learned, opportunities I know about, or connecting them with people who I think could be great collaborative contacts.” - Megan Kelleher, Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Media and Communication
To be eligible for admission to an RMIT University research program, applicants must meet the minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program as follows:
At RMIT a grade of distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a high distinction is 80% or higher.
The Indigenous Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship is an identified opportunity under ‘Special Measures’ of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 2010. This means that only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is required and you will need to submit this during the ‘Register Your Interest’ process.
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