Current Activities and Programs
Community Fellows Program
Supporting research collaborations between community organisations and university-based researchers.
Each year the Melbourne Social Equity Institute gives Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships and other scholarships to students whose interest in social equity issues aligns closely to our research agenda.
Community Engagement Grants
Supporting University of Melbourne researchers to develop interdisciplinary and community-engaged networks.
Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against women and their children (MAEVe)
MAEVe brings together researchers from across the University.
African Research and Engagement in Australia Initiative (AREiA)
A community-driven approach to supporting the health, cultural, social, economic and political wellbeing of African Australian communities.
For each Doctoral Academy, Melbourne Social Equity Institute selects a cohort of research higher degree students from across the university to share their research, knowledge and ideas on social equity issues.
Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Migration, Statelessness and Refugee Studies
Addressing the contemporary issues of asylum-seeking, migration and statelessness across the areas of law, health, culture, education, creative arts, history, social policy, housing, social sustainability, community wellbeing and mental health.
The Institute has created a suite of funding opportunities to enable and support collaborative, interdisciplinary social equity research.
Ethical and Equitable Digital Design Matrix for Community Engaged Research
A matrix to support the ethical and equitable design elements of digital technologies used in community-engaged research.
The Australian Research on Refugee Integration Database (ARRID)
ARRID was developed by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute in partnership with the Refugee Education Special Interest Group.
The Blue Nile Program
The Blue Nile African Australian Business Masterclass Program is a heavily subsidised program designed for African Australian entrepreneurs and leaders of not-for-profit organisations.
Disability Research Initiative
Melbourne Social Equity Institute played a key role in facilitating disability research at the University of Melbourne.
Community of Practice
In 2017 the Melbourne Social Equity Institute invited researchers from across the University of Melbourne, as well as from other institutions and the wider community, to join a Community of Practice focused on Community Engaged Research.
Podcast Series: All Being Equal
All Being Equal is an eight-episode podcast series exploring social equity issues with University of Melbourne researchers, visiting academics and community partners.
Lecture Series for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum
Understanding Australia, the Melbourne Social Equity Institute's annual lecture series for refugees and people seeking asylum, returned for its fourth year in September 2017.