The Carumba Institute is QUT's dedicated student support unit for Indigenous research students. We provide assistance, mentorship and academic career guidance to Indigenous students at all stages of their research candidature.
When you research with us, you join an vibrant and exciting culture of emerging research talent. Our supportive and welcoming environment will help equip you for success in your research career.
Support when you need it
The Indigenous Postgraduate Programs Officer (IPPO) oversees and provides support services for current and incoming students. The IPPO also works internally to promote QUT scholarships, bursaries, and other research opportunities to the Carumba Institute student cohort.
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QUT offers the Indigenous Postgraduate Research Award - a dedicated scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Masters of Philosophy and PhD candidates. This scholarship covers living costs for full-time students for up to 2 years (masters students) and 3 years (PhD students).
Indigenous students are also eligible for scholarship top-ups through their faculty.
Your research project
We're ready to support your research journey, and that includes helping you find the right project and the best team to help you succeed.
We've curated a list of dozens of projects and supervisors who are actively seeking Indigenous perspectives for their research. Alternatively, you can explore all the supervisors and research projects QUT has to offer to find a match for your interests.
Come study with us
Confirmation of Aboriginality
To access the Carumba Institute services, students must be able to provide a Confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent form stamped with a Common Seal belonging to a registered organisation.