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Higher Degree By Research (HDR)

HDR for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students

The University of Tasmania is helping Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students thrive in the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) environment as outlined in section 5 of the Strategic Plan of Aboriginal Engagement (PDF 1.9MB). Our strategic goal is for the University of Tasmania, across schools and disciplines, be known locally and nationally for its proactive Indigenous friendly and culturally sensitive post-graduate environment. That the University of Tasmania is a national leader in the development and implementation of Indigenous support systems for inspiring, attracting and retaining Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.

HDR Scholarships & Bursaries

We offer attractive and generous scholarships and bursaries for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to undertake Higher Degree by Research (HDR). These scholarships include:

Please visit our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships page for a full list.

The Aurora Education Foundation contains a number of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander HDR Scholarships.

HDR Workshop Series

We have multiple HDR workshops for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to undertake in addition to their regular HDR studies. While these workshops are optional, they are taught by some of the countries leading Indigenous academics and highly encouraged. These workshops have included:

  • Research Presentation and Networking
  • Indigenous Methods and Methodologies
  • Writers Workshop

Current HDR Topics

Current research topics undertaken by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander HDR students at the University of Tasmania are:

  • Aboriginal Men's Health
  • Education of Tasmanian Aboriginal Children
  • The Benefits of Sport regarding Aboriginal Education
  • The History of Tasmanian Aboriginal People
  • Plus a number of others

Previous HDR Topics

Previous research topics undertaken by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander HDR students at the University of Tasmanian are:

  • Establishing Joint Management Models and Processes in Tasmania's Protected Areas
  • Northern Territory Intervention
  • Visual History of Tasmanian Aborigines in Colonial Art
  • Plus a number of others

For more Information

Please visit the University of Tasmanian Higher Degree by Research (HDR) page for more information. Alternatively, contact the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Research and Leadership for further information regarding Higher Degrees by Research (HDR):

Professor Maggie Walter
Email: Maggie.Walter@utas.edu.au
Telephone: +61 3 6226 2807

Jacob Prehn
Email: Jacob.Prehn@utas.edu.au
Telephone: +61 3 6226 2013