About the Program
Kungullanji is an Aboriginal word from the Yugambeh language meaning "to think". The Kungullanji Summer Research Program challenges undergraduate students to think about what they are learning in their coursework and how they might apply that knowledge to a particular research problem. This may be a topic they are interested in exploring more, a research project proposed by their supervisor or it might be a particular research project in the community.
Summer Scholars are placed with an academic supervisor and work on their own research project for 8 weeks. During that time they attend research training workshops and cultural support sessions. At the end of the program the Summer Scholars present their research at the Annual Kungullanji Research Conference.
- The Kungullanji Indigenous Summer Research Program creates opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain research skills and experiences.
- The Kungullanji program offers research training to develop highly skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates.
- For supervisors and the wider academic community, it encourages interdisciplinary research and the sharing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and perspectives in research.
1. Create opportunities and pathways to researchThe program will provide students with the option of completing a university based research placement and introduce students to research conducted at Griffith University by the various research areas
2. Improve the skills of Indigenous graduates
The program will offer invaluable discipline specific training, and increase the skills and employability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates
3. Improve support of Indigenous Researchers
The program also presents an opportunity to investigate how Griffith University can better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, through mentoring, cohort building and strategic research training.
4. Enhancing the student experience with research
The program also aims to improve the student experience with hands on laboratory or field training and student shared experiences (tours, presentations etc.), and explore how this research experience can also impact on the learning experience during semester coursework.
Want to Know More?
Contact Ms Jennifer Campbell, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.