Indigenous Politics Ph D Scholarship

at Griffith University

About the school

The successful candidate will conduct their studies within the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation in 2015, Griffith was one of just four universities in Australia to receive the highest possible rating of 5 for Political Science.

The opportunity

This PhD scholarship package is provided by the School of Government and International Relations. It is intended to fund a doctorate on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in politics and public policy, whether via parties, movements or other political organisations.

About you

This scholarship is open to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians. Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete prior to commencing the doctorate, a Bachelor Degree with first or second class honours (or equivalent) and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University.

About the scholarship

The scholarship is for 3 years with the possibility of a 6 month extension under extenuating circumstances. The scholarship has a total value of $47,596 per annum.

What we offer

As a scholarship holder, you will study with a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland. At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our HDR candidates and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith's strategic goals are also to increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

For project related enquiries please contact:

Professor Duncan McDonnell Phone: (07) 373 58460 Email:

For administration enquiries please contact:

Griffith Graduate Research School Phone: (07) 3735 3817 Email:

How to submit an expression of interest

Please do not select the "APPLY" button. Expressions of interest should be submitted as set out below: Interested applicants should, firstly, contact Duncan McDonnell by email ( to discuss the scholarship. They will then be asked to submit an expression of interest (EoI) containing:

  • A brief statement regarding your academic background and suitability for the scholarship
  • A brief CV
  • 2-page research proposal

The preferred applicant will then be invited to apply for candidature and scholarship on-line. Closing date for expressions of interest: Friday, 29 March 2019 at 5pm AEST.

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