Educating future leaders in the Asia–Pacific

Our research students play an integral role in the research efforts of the Griffith Asia Institute. Our stimulating learning environment fosters excellence, innovation and passion to help you produce translatable research outcomes.

As an affiliated student, you’ll get the opportunity to complete your studies alongside our world-class experts and you will build long-lasting professional relationships.

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A research degree can open up a world of opportunities. Discover everything you need to know about studying a research degree at Griffith University and how to apply.

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See the remarkable people who make up the Griffith Asia Institute. Explore our individual research strengths, current students and research study supervision.


Our generous research degree scholarships can cover tuition fees, living allowances and publication assistance.

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Conference and travel grants

We offer research students grants up to $2,500 to assist with conference attendance and field work.

Current grants

Browse our full list of current grants, which help drive our Asia research

Current students

Gunaro Setiawan

Research candidate Gunaro Setiawan is focused in the area of leadership and political branding, an interdisciplinary approach which combines the field of management, marketing and political science.

GAI supervisors: Associate Professor Peter Woods, Dr Denni Arli and Professor Colin Brown

Research topic: The rise of servant leaders and political outsiders in modern Indonesian politics: A study of political brand image based on the brand personalities of Jokowi, Ahok and Tri Rismaharini

Eka Sundana

Research candidate Eka Sundana, with the support of his GAI supervisors, is improving climate change resilience of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Indonesia.

GAI supervisors: Dr Byung-Seong Min and Dr Tapan Sarker

Research topic: Adapting to a changing climate: Improving resilience of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in Indonesia

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