Nature and Purpose of Award
The Queensland Government agrees that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices are too often left out of historical commentaries and therefore seek to fund an Aboriginal person and a Torres Strait Islander person to document the history of ‘Stolen Wages’ in Queensland to enable comprehensive perspectives and experiences (including institutional, cultural and social) to be shared with all Queenslanders.
The purpose of the proposed scholarships is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples the opportunity to document Indigenous perspectives and experiences and of past Queensland governments regarding control of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait wages and savings under the ‘Protection Acts’.
Value and DurationThe Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and The Health Group at Griffith University will provide equal amount of matching financial funding to support two scholarships over a three year period.
- One scholarship to the value of $100,000 will be paid over a three year period and awarded to an Aboriginal person;
- One scholarship to the value of $100,000 will be paid over a three year period and awarded to a Torres Strait Islander person.
In addition, the host element where the candidates will be enrolled will contribute to the costs associated with the research project as pre-determined by the Group.
To be eligible to apply for either of these two scholarships, the prospective candidates must:
- identify as being of Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent;
- undertake a research project that addresses the history of control of wages and savings;
- not hold another major scholarship;
- have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor degree with honours;
- be a new HDR candidate and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral research program;
- be enrolled through the Griffith Health Group with appropriate levels of supervision and culturally appropriate supervision.
- A list of finalist candidates will be prepared by a panel of Griffith Health Professors including representatives from The First Peoples Health Unit.
- Short listed candidates will be forwarded to the Office of Indigenous Community Engagement, Policy and Partnerships (ICEPP) for ratification of recommendations made by Griffith Health.
- Additional criteria, including a written submission on a topic or focus of the selection panels choosing, may be required.
As the funding is envisioned to be spread across a three year period of research studies, conditions for progress and ongoing funding of each of these scholarships will be applied.
These conditions will include a periodic and successful review of the candidate's ongoing work on an annual basis (as outlined in the Griffith Higher Degree Research Policy: 8.16 Review of Progress) including meeting any other conditions which the panel and the successful candidate may have agreed upon when the award is first given.
Your application should include:
- a one-page document outlining your interest and suitability for the project;
- a detailed curriculum vitae including (where necessary) details of research experience and publications;
- undergraduate and honours transcripts;
- two academic referee reports.
How to Apply
New applicants must follow the Griffith Graduate Research School process for submitting an online application for a higher degree by research program, which also includes a section for scholarship applications. Applicants wanting to be considered for the DATSIP scholarship must indicate it in the scholarship section under 'other scholarships. Apply now link.
Applications Close date: Tuesday, 3 October 2017.
Preliminary selection and shortlisted candidate interviews will take place in the week commencing 24 November 2017.
Further information & supervision arrangements
Higher Degree Research Policy
Office of the Dean (Research), Health