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.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Open: 31/10/2021
Close: 31/05/2021


Open: 31/05/2022


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Monash University

Study level:

  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants 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.

Further Information

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.