In the language of the Awabakal people, Umulliko means 'to create, to make, to do'. Umulliko is the primary focus of research and research training for The Wol

UMULLIKO INDIGENOUS HIGHER EDUCATION CENTRE

PhD and Research Masters

The following research degrees are offered:

Umulliko Indigenous Higher Education Research Centre is the primary focus of research and research training at The Wollotuka Institute and will provide students with the cultural, personal and research support required enabling them to complete their research degrees.

Umulliko can also provide a high standard of thesis supervision. If you have any queries about supervision arrangements you should contact the Research Coordinator, Maree Gruppetta

Umulliko also provides a range of material resources such as financial support, study rooms, professional development workshops, conference attendance support, and statistical support. Specific information about these resources is regularly updated on this website. Please contact the Executive Officer, Luke Halvorsen for further information.

Financial Support

All research candidates have access to $1500 per year (full-time equivalent study). The total amount available over the life of the candidature is as follows:

  • $5250 - PhD (3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent)
  • $3000 - MPhil (2 years full-time or part-time equivalent)

Unspent monies each year are 'rolled-over' during the period of candidature.

Research candidates must apply for access to financial support, which may be used for:

  • Free laptops: Research degree candidates are provided with a free laptop in addition to their $1500 per annum (pro rata)
  • Computer software
  • Conference registration and associated costs in presenting a conference paper
  • Conducting fieldwork
  • Reimbursement for essential research books
  • Miscellaneous research costs
  • Thesis printing and binding

Yuranna Research Study Centre

The Yuranna (Awabakal word meaning "to grow") Centre is located in the Birabahn Building on the Callaghan Campus of the University.  Research students enrolled with The Wollotuka Institute have access to the various Indigenous resources located in the Yuranna Room such as books, videos, manuscripts, journals etc.  The room also has computer facilities, wireless internet access for laptops and photocopying facilities.  Please contact the Yuranna Coordinator regarding borrowing of resources and use of facilities.

Research Seminars and Professional Development Workshops

Umulliko runs a series of  research seminars and public lectures that research candidates are warmly encouraged to attend.  Also, each year Umulliko runs professional development workshops specifically designed to assist research candidates to develop their research and thesis writing skills.

Students will be updated via emails and newsletters regarding these seminars and workshops.

Grants and funding for organisations

The Discovery Indigenous scheme provides funding to eligible organisations to support research programs led by an Indigenous Australian researcher and build research capacity of higher degree research and early career researchers.


Current Supervision Opportunities

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australian applicants

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australian applicants

Closing date: Ongoing

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle.There are no restrictions on the area or discipline of research.


Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

Indigenous History Project PhD Scholarship

Closing date: Ongoing

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle examining an important aspect of Protection/Welfare Board history – the transition from the Protection Board era (1883 - 1940) to that of the Welfare Board (1940 - 1969).


PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australians - Engineering and Built Environment

PhD Scholarship for Indigenous Australians - Engineering and Built Environment

Closing date: 31 October 2014

This scholarship is open to Indigenous Australian applicants who are interested in undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Newcastle within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.