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Graduate Research Industry Partnerships

PhD collaboration with impact.


Today, graduate researchers are expected to adapt to different work environments and industries, cross-discipline boundaries, and apply their research in meaningful ways.

Graduate Research Industry Partnerships (GRIPs) are our response to the rising demand for researchers with interdisciplinary capabilities and the readiness to apply their expertise to solving real-world problems in industry.

Graduate research students in a GRIP are honed to become thought leaders for industry through a unique industry-driven interdisciplinary training program, internship opportunities, mentoring and scholarships.

GRIPs bring together graduate researchers (PhD students) and academic leaders from various fields with external partners to explore an issue of global significance.

Outstanding graduate research students from multiple disciplines work with established Monash academics to find innovative, interdisciplinary approaches and solutions that are relevant to industry.


  • Unique, high-achieving student cohort of 10-15, working collaboratively with respective industry partners
  • 3 - 4 year PhD program with a stipend scholarship
  • Professional development programs co-designed and delivered with industry partners
  • Expert supervision from both Monash academics and industry specialists

Information for Students

GRIP Programs at Monash

Click from the selection of GRIP programs below showcasing the research themes that have been in operation at Monash, and learn more about what it means to be part of a GRIP.

If you are interested in applying for a GRIP see below for GRIPs currently recruiting

Information coming soon.

Prospective Candidates


To apply for your GRIP of interest as a graduate research student, you'll go through a selective application process which involves:

  • Submitting an expression of interest
  • Interview with industry partner
  • Formal PhD candidature application


To be eligible, you will need to meet the minimum admission requirements into the Monash Doctoral Program. Successful candidates possess the following attributes:

  • Exceptional academic achievements and research capabilities
  • Industry awareness, leadership and communication skills
  • Strong interest in innovation and problem-solving

Information for Industry

Industry Partners

Collaboration with impact

Gain a competitive edge to compete in a global market. Partner with us and you'll gain access to:

Research expertise of our academics and high-achieving students

Our world-class research platforms and infrastructure

Innovative ideas, products, and services to market

Identifying, developing, and recruiting future talent for your organisation

Are you looking to collaborate? Please contact us, we can support you through this process

  • Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing GRIP

    "The highly talented and skilled PhD researchers coming out of this program will have a firm understanding of industry needs. This is an extremely valuable contribution towards the on-going development of Australia's technology base and a highly skilled and productive workforce. Australian chemistry industry supplies critical products and services into 109 of the Australia's 111 industries."

    Samantha Read, CEO of Chemistry Australia

Information for Staff

Are you interested in establishing a GRIP? Find out more about how to apply here. You will find the application process and other resources to support you to manage your GRIP program.


Industry Engagement
Programs and Development
Monash Graduate Research Office

P: (03) 9905 1555

Information for staff