The Melbourne Social Equity Institute offers a number of opportunities for students, including scholarship opportunities, networking events and a doctoral academy to support research.

PhD Students

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. Recipients of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship are given automatic entry into our doctoral academy once they have completed confirmation.

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Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

The Melbourne Social Equity Institute launched a new interdisciplinary PhD program in the second half of 2017. The program brings together doctoral candidates from across the University of Melbourne to focus on issues related to refugees and forced migration.

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. The academy aims to support students through peer-learning opportunities and mentoring from experienced academics.

Membership of the academy will expose doctoral students to different disciplinary perspectives and research methodologies that will enhance their own research. Applications for the 2018 Doctoral Academy are open until Monday 2 July.