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Indigenous Land & Justice Research Hub PhD scholarship


$40,000 per annum (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates)

$27,082 per annum (non-Indigenous candidates)

An allowance of $500-$1500 will also be made available for those relocating from interstate.

3 years





The Indigenous Land & Justice Research Hub is a space for Indigenous researchers and allies. We aim to engage in scholarship that is driven by indigenous interests, collaborating with First Nations communities in Australia and worldwide.

The Indigenous Land & Justice Research Hub is offering a PhD scholarship based at the University of Technology, Sydney. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop a research project on one or more of the following areas:

• Treaty and agreement-making

• Nation-building, sovereignty and self-determination

• Land and/or water rights

• Climate change and extractivism

• Environment and heritage management

• Policy, planning, development and sustainable resource management on Aboriginal land

• Comparative indigenous history

Who is eligible?

Applicants applying for an indigenous scholarship must:  

  • Identify as Aboriginal Australian if they apply for an identified position. NB: Indigenous candidates may be eligible for a $50,000 top-up by applying for the Jumbunna Postgraduate Research Scholarship 

 All applicants must:  

  • Hold a First Class Honours or Masters degree 
  • Demonstrate a passion for indigenous rights and interests and community-led research 
  • Complete the requirements of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences PhD application process 

Applications from students with backgrounds in anthropology, politics, sociology and/or related disciplines are particularly welcome.