Monash Arts launches Migration, Diversity and Inclusion GRIP

Monash Arts is proud to announce the launch of its Diversity, Migration and Inclusion Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) program.

Today, our cities have become locations of ‘superdiversity’, bringing great benefits but also substantial challenges. Monash Arts has partnered with the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute, the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Catholic Education Melbourne and Ambulance Victoria to provide a Graduate Research experience that will empower students to have a real impact in shaping inclusive societies a time of rapid economic and social change.

With the aim of ensuring Graduate Research students are able to make a real impact in the field of cultural diversity while shaping meaningful connections and careers, Monash Arts’ GRIP program ensures PhD students have the opportunity to apply their expertise to solving real-world problems in industry by working closely with academics and industry partners as they complete their research.

'Monash Arts is thrilled to announce the launch of our Graduate Research Industry Project offering,' said Professor Sharon Pickering, Dean of Arts. 'This innovative Higher Degree Research program empowers our PhD students to connect with our valued industry partners in order to contribute to a body of knowledge and make strides towards generating real change.'

'The breadth of our planned projects and the enthusiasm of our partners reflects the deep impact Arts research can have on our world across a broad spectrum of fields,’ said Professor Rita Wilson, Associate Dean Graduate Research.

'While undertaking a Graduate Research Industry Project, our students will be embedded in a supportive and innovative research faculty while also gaining professional experience and making connections in their area of interest and expertise.'

Monash Arts’ Migration, Diversity and Inclusion GRIP is now inviting expressions of interest from prospective applicants.