Monash Indigenous Research Award
Monash Indigenous Research Awards (MIRA) are provided by Monash University to support Indigenous Australian students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters degrees.
These top-up scholarships help support students with living costs and are awarded in addition to a RTP Stipend.
close 31 May and 31 October each year
Total scholarship value
Up to $5,000
Am I eligible?
You must meet the following criteria:
- be an Indigenous Australian full-time on-campus student;
- meet the eligibility criteria for admission to a research degree; and
- meet Monash's English language proficiency requirements.
The MIRA provides a living allowance top-up (stipend).
Monash scholarships are very competitive and are awarded based on your academic record, any research outputs and prior research experience.
If successful in receiving a MIRA, please note that the standard terms and conditions as outlined the RTP Scholarship Procedures apply, with the exceptions outlined in the eligibility criteria above.
How to apply
Application for graduate research scholarships is done at the time of applying for your course, unless you are already enrolled.
A single application is used for both admission and scholarship. You do not need to specify which scholarship you are applying as you are automatically considered for all graduate research scholarships (where eligible).
DOMESTIC (Round 2)
opens 1 November, closes 31 May
DOMESTIC (Round 4)
opens 1 June, closes 31 October
Many scholarships can have different application processes. Make sure to read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline.
If you are a new applicant, you must have obtained an Expression of Interest (EOI) from the relevant faculty before starting your application.
Apply direct to Monash