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

Featured students

Mun Vong

PhD candidate Mun Vong's research is concerned with the evolution of
mass organisations in South East Asia. Mun’s goal afer graduation is to continue pursing research in the field of South East Asian politics.

GAI supervisors: Dr Stephen McCarthy, Dr Lee Morgenbesser and Professor John Kane

Research topic: Mass organisations in South East Asia

Sovinda Po

PhD candidate, Sovinda Po's research focuses on the foreign policy of
small states, and great powers’ grand strategy.

GAI supervisors: Professor Andrew O'Neil and Dr Huiyun Feng

Research topic: Congrats to the Mekong?: Factors influencing Chinese establishment of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation

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