Affiliates Program

MSDI Affiliates Program


The Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Affiliates Program is a new program for research, education and professional staff across the university.

Join us to build a strong and enduring collaboration across Monash University in sustainable development.

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  • Get involved with Monash University's ambitious sustainable development agenda

  • Help us to grow sustainable development research, teaching and impact

  • Collaboratively engage in relevant networks and gain access to sustainable development resources

The Affiliates Program provides a three-year renewable membership offering benefits to both senior and early career researchers, education and professional staff by connecting, amplifying and growing sustainable development expertise across disciplines.


As an MSDI Affiliate, you will gain access to a wide range of benefits:

  • Right to use ‘MSDI Affiliate’ in communications (including publications, email signature, external funding applications, fellowships and promotions)
  • Demonstrate your contribution to Monash Impact 2030 and the Monash University Research Agenda 2020
  • Connect with sustainable development peers across the university
  • Impact practice and policy through MSDI’s extensive network of industry and government partners
  • Invitations to participate in industry and policy events
  • Increase visibility of your work and association with the Sustainable Development Goals via a profile on the MSDI website
  • Information about non-traditional funding opportunities
  • Joint PhD supervision opportunities
  • Professional interdisciplinary project development support.

What does it involve?

As an MSDI Affiliate, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Act as a sustainable development ambassador within and beyond Monash University, including in your unit and faculty
  • Identify and act on opportunities for cross-faculty collaboration on sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Contribute to the implementation of MSDI’s 2020–2025 strategy through collaboration across its six focal domains: Climate Action, Environment & Health, Sustainable Cities & Regions, Circular Economy, Inclusive Prosperity and Leadership for the SDGs
  • Actively participate in MSDI events, such as the MSDI Research Seminar Series
  • Work with MSDI to deliver impact-driven projects that translate Monash’s sustainable development research into real-world change
  • Collaborate with us on educational programs and research related to sustainable development.

This program is overseen by