Community Engaged Research
Community decision-making about the purpose, design, conduct and use of research.
Digital Access and Equity
Examining the impact of a connected, digitally-focused society.
Mental Health and Society
Promoting mental health and wellbeing across the community.
Migration and Social Cohesion
Exploring the multiple dimensions of migration and its implications for social and community cohesion.
Violence Against Women and their Children
Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their Children (MAEVe) brings together researchers from across the University.
Community Fellows Program
Supporting research collaborations between community organisations and university-based researchers.
Graduate Student Programs
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.
For each Doctoral Academy, the 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
An interdisciplinary program addressing the contemporary issues of asylum-seeking, enforced migration and statelessness across the areas of law, health, culture, education, creative arts, history, social policy, housing, social sustainability, community wellbeing and mental health.
Alongside its program of regular public lectures and workshops, the Melbourne Social Equity Institute seeks innovative ways of engaging with researchers and the public.
The Blue Nile Program
The Blue Nile African Australian Business Masterclass Program is a heavily subsidised program designed for African Australian entrepreneurs, not-for-profit and corporate leaders. The program has been developed by the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the African Australian community to respond to the specific challenges faced by African Australian entrepreneurs in the Australian business landscape.
Community Engagement Grants
Community Engagement Grants are aimed at University of Melbourne researchers with an idea to test, explore and develop in partnership with members of disadvantaged or marginalised communities.
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.
Lectures for People Seeking Asylum
Understanding Australia was an annual lecture series presented by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute. It aimed to give recent arrivals in Australia a better understanding of Australian history and contemporary society.
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.