Our climate commitment

Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) is committed to making a fundamental and critical contribution to an ethical, equitable, healthy, biodiverse, fair and prosperous future for life on our planet.

Climate Action PhD Scholarship
Climate themed PhD projects are invited for commencement in 2022.

Details and application

Climate Action Research Project Seed Funding
Monash researchers can apply for seed funding for research projects tackling the climate change crisis.

Applications are open all year, but awarded funds must be spent by 30 November 2022.

Details and application

We believe that climate aware creative and critical practice contributes to improved planetary health. Framed by Indigenous Ways of Knowing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we aim to transform our ways of working and address the climate crisis through cross-disciplinary research and education.

Our Climate Action Taskforce was formed in 2020 and has developed action plans and priorities across the 4 key portfolios of research, education, operations and engagement, with ongoing implementation across each area.

At MADA, we work to imagine and articulate alternative futures and through transdisciplinary research partnerships, collect the most pertinent evidence, technology, behaviours and policy frameworks to help coalesce pathways for transition.

In order to support new, high quality and impactful research in this area, we are pleased to offer funding for one PhD stipend commencing 2022, as well as Climate Action Research Project seed funding designed to incentivise climate focused research across the Faculty.

Learn more

In our premiere issue of R:ADAR - Review: Art, Design and Architecture Research we explore how a number of researchers are confronting our climate emergency. Download the PDF.

Through our climate-related research, we are addressing the climate crisis and driving meaningful change in the areas of decarbonisation, adaptation, transition and re-imagination. Working with diverse communities and cultures, and across constructed and ecological environments, our research helps to propel us all towards greater sustainability, understanding and equity.