Explore our programs, projects and publications
We support quality research projects developed and undertaken in collaboration with communities, researchers and organisations. Our aim is to further the aspirations of communities while providing a supportive environment for rigorous research. We also run a research program for undergraduate students to apply their knowledge to a research challenge. Explore our options and outputs below.
Indigenous postdoctoral and research fellowships
The Griffith Postdoctoral and Research Fellowship Scheme was established to assist the University in achieving our objective of strengthening research profile and capacity. Early-career researchers are invited to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships under the Scheme.
Up to eight Fellowships may be awarded with one Fellowship designated for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researcher. Fellowships are for two years.
Intending applicants must contact the relevant participating Griffith Centre or Institute before preparing an application.
Next call for applications: 2021 Round
Closing date: Not yet open
Kungullanji Indigenous Undergraduate Research Program
Our Kungullanji Indigenous Undergraduate Research Program creates opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students to gain research skills and experience. Interested students and potential academic supervisors are encouraged to apply.
Grants and projects
- Bodle K and Hutchings K – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR Recruitment and Retention – Phase 2 Data Collection and Writing up.
- Hutchings K and Bodle K – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR Recruitment and Retention – Phase 1 Systematic Qualitative Literature Review.
- Miller A, West R – The Lowitja Institute $15,000 - Roundtable: Future Direction into Ethical Review of Health Research Involving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Queensland.
- Bodle, K – A review of the literature: Financial and management accounting practices and reporting requirements in measuring performance of First Nation Social Enterprises.
- Hutchings, K., Bainbridge, R., Bodle, K., & Miller, A. "Determinants of Attraction, Retention and Completion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Degree Research Students: A Systematic Review to Inform Future Research Directions". Research in Higher Education, 1–28, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-018-9511-5. Metrics: SCImago journal ranking Q1 = 0.67 (ERA equivalent to ABDC = A); IF=1.7; H index =70. Citations = 1.
- Hutchings, K., Bainbridge, R., Miller, A. & Bodle, K. "Opportunities and resilience: Enablers to address barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to commence and complete HDR programmes". Australian Aboriginal Studies (2), 29-49, 2018. Metrics: SCImago journal ranking Q3 = 0.4121 (ERA equivalent to ABDC = B); IF = .13; H index =10.
- Kerwin D, Hatton L & Van Issum H. “Remembering the forgotten soldier: Queensland Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Defence Personnel”; Qld History Journal. May, 2016, Vol.23, No.1.
- Lockwood K, Hart T, Stewart A. "First Nations Peoples and judicial sentencing: Main effects and the impact of contextual variability. British Journal of Criminology, 5 March 2015.
- Power T, Sherwood J, Geia L, West R. "Indigenous leadership in nursing: Speaking life into each other's spirits. Leadership and Nursing: Contemporary perspectives" Elsevier Australia, 141-152, 2015.
- Saunders V, West R, Usher K. "Applying Indigenist Research Methodologies in Health Research: Experiences in the Borderlands." The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, published online 22 Jul 2015.
Research ethics and integrity at Griffith
The Griffith University Research Ethics Manual provides researchers with specific guidelines on research ethics and advice on human research activities.
Please note that access to "Booklet 30 - Research with Australian Indigenous Peoples" is for Griffith users only via log in on the Griffith Portal.
You can also find out more about human and animal ethics, and research integrity at Griffith via the Office for Research site.
- National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
- NHMRC - Values and Ethics: Guidance for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research This document contains guidelines for ethical health research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In accordance with guidance from Aboriginal people, it is written around a framework of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values and principles.
- NHMRC - Keeping Research on Track: A Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples about Health Research Ethics This booklet is a resource document for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to refer to when making decisions about health research in their communities.
- Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies The principles in GERAIS are founded on respect for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- First Peoples: A roadmap for enhancing Indigenous engagement in museums and galleries The Roadmap is built on 5 key elements for change and introduces critical pathways to ensure that certain targets are reached by all museums and galleries. The Roadmap is for museums and galleries sector and all those that interact with it.
- Protocols for Working with Indigenous Artists Australia Council for the Arts has produced a range of Protocol guides (Music, Writing, Visual Arts, Media Arts and Performing Arts) for those working with Indigenous artists.
Other research resources
Training and development
The Researcher Education and Development team offers a range of research methods and support workshops that are free and open to all researchers at Griffith University. The Griffith library also offers a range of research training workshops.
The Office for Research offers Griffith researchers support with research grants, publications, outputs and more.
Online survey centre
The Research Survey Centre is a free service for Griffith University researchers who require an online survey tool for research.