4 October – 6 October 2017


Pontificia Universidad de Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile


EOIs must be received by midday on Monday 24 April

The Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the Indigenous Research Initiative are seeking expressions of interest from early career researchers wanting to participate in the Universitas 21 workshop on interculturality and multiculturalism in Chile in October 2017. The workshop costs will be covered by U21 and the University of Melbourne will provide grants of A$2500 towards travel and accommodation costs. Up to four grants are available.

Universitas 21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities that work together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalisation. The University of Melbourne, as one of the 25 members of the network, supports participation at the U21 ECR workshops which are run every second year.

The topic for the October 2017 workshop is ‘Interculturality and Multiculturalism: the challenges for changing societies’. It will cover two major social contexts that bring about challenges within this topic:

  • human migration
  • intergroup relations involving indigenous – non-indigenous communities.

The workshop has a broad theme to allow researchers across many disciplines to take part.

More information about the workshop and the program can be found on the U21 website.


This opportunity is open to suitably qualified early career researchers at the University of Melbourne.

Early career is normally defined as people who were awarded their PhD within the last 5 years, however, this definition is flexible and may be broadly interpreted to include those who have had career breaks, spent time industry or started the research intensive component of their career later.

How to apply

Applications closed at midday on Monday 24 April.

You will be asked to answer the following questions:

  • Please provide a summary of your research interests and how it aligns with the theme of the workshop (up to 300 words)
  • Please explain why you would like to attend the workshop and what you hope to gain from participation (up to 300 words)
  • Please explain how this opportunity would enhance your research career (up to 200 words)
  • Please describe how you will share the learnings and experiences gained with your colleagues and other ECR at the University of Melbourne (up to 300 words)

You will also be asked to upload your resume.

If you are unable to complete the online form due to accessibility issues, please contact us via social-equity@unimelb.edu.au for alternative arrangements.

If you have any queries about the call, please contact Charlene Edwards at charlene.edwards@unimelb.edu.au or 9035 4738.