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Graduate research

Why study at CAEPR?

As a university-based research centre, CAEPR offers students a unique environment in which to undertake research into Indigenous economic and social policy.  CAEPR students benefit from:

  • the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s research leaders in Indigenous affairs;
  • excellent facilities, including office space, networked computers and access to the CAEPR library;
  • funding for field work, training and/or conference attendance;
  • a supportive environment where students are treated as part of the team and encouraged to collaborate with staff in research projects and publication.

Students also benefit from the centre’s manifold external links, including:

  • CAEPR’s long track record of working with Indigenous communities;
  • CAEPR’s extensive collaborative research arrangements with Indigenous organisations, Commonwealth agencies, national academies, industry, foundations and other public institutions;
  • CAEPR's active engagement with federal politicians and senior policy makers, facilitated by the centre’s strategic location in Canberra;
  • CAEPR’s close research relations with a number of parts of the ANU including the National Centre for Indigenous Studies and the Fenner School of Environment and Society.

What we offer

CAEPR offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) degrees by research in the areas of Indigenous economic and social policy for full-time or part-time students.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD degree requires submission of a thesis of not more than 100,000 words which makes a substantial contribution to learning in the field of Indigenous affairs. Each candidate has a supervisory panel of at least three academics. The minimum requirement f