Career and scholarship opportunities for Aboriginal postgraduates at UNE

Published 06 September 2016

The University of New England is calling on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars to take advantage of new career and study opportunities currently on offer at the University.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Australian Indigenous Research Fellowship is a three-year, research-only position that will support an Aboriginal researcher to successfully completing their PhD and producing high-quality research.

Qualifying graduates who are interested in developing and nurturing research networks in Indigenous communities are encouraged to apply.

In addition, UNE’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) is calling for applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to complete a Research Masters, PhD or Professional Doctorate.

There are 10 scholarship opportunities available and it follows the successful introduction of four Aboriginal Creative Practice Scholarships at UNE in 2015.

Mr Greg Davison, Director of the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at UNE, said the scholarships reaffirm UNE’s commitment to improving access and support to further education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

“The Vice-Chancellor’s Australian Indigenous Research Fellowship and the 10 Higher Degrees by Research (HDRs) scholarships represent excellent opportunities to join a growing community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers at UNE,” Mr. Davison said.

“Creating a culturally secure study environment will enhance UNE’s Aboriginal research student experiences and success,” he said.

For more information on the VC’s Fellowship go to: http://www.une.edu.au/jobs-at-une/current-vacancies.

For more information on the Indigenous higher degree scholarships go to: http://www.une.edu.au/research/hdr/hdr-scholarships/AI-HDR-Scholarships.