Monash Indigenous Research Award

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

Number offered


Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)


I relocated to Melbourne for university and needed to support myself. With this scholarship, I was able to take up a research internship instead of having to work all summer.

As an Indigenous student, the William Cooper Institute has made an incredible impact on my student experience. I had help applying for scholarships and opportunities, received academic assistance with my studies, and attended social events to meet other Indigenous students.

Am I eligible?

You must meet the following criteria:


The MIRA provides a living allowance top-up (stipend).

Selection criteria

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.

For more information visit our website or contact our Graduate Research Admissions team on
E: or T: +61 3 99051538

Apply direct to Monash