Monash University Indigenous Australian Archives Scholarship

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Monash University, the National Archives of Australia, the Australian Society of Archivists Inc., and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) are offering a scholarship for people who identify as Indigenous Australians or Torres Strait Islanders to undertake a Masters degree  specialising in Archives and Record keeping.

This scholarship initiative is linked to the Bringing Them Home report, which recommended that Indigenous Australian archivists be involved in archival projects that enable Indigenous Australian people to locate records and that scholarships should be provided for Indigenous Australian archivists who wish to gain professional qualifications.

One Monash University Indigenous Australian Archives Scholarship is to be offered 2017.  This scholarship is a full equity scholarship for studies undertaken in the Faculty of Information Technology at the Caulfield Campus of Monash University. The degrees can be undertaken via on campus study or off campus learning and in full-time or part-time mode. Mentoring and internships will also be available for recipients of this scholarship. 

The scholarship

The scholarship will cover the full cost of course fees for the Master of Business Information Systems.  Students will be required to complete the 8 units in the Archives and Recordkeeping specialisation.This will be split pro-rata over the semesters it takes to complete the course- full-time or part-time. The scholarship will also provide extra financial support under certain conditions.

The scholarship is funded by the National Archives of Australia, the Australian Society of Archivists Inc., Australian Computer Society and the Faculty of Information Technology.

Selection criteria


  • Applicants will be people who identify as Indigenous Australians or Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Applicants will meet minimum entrance requirements into the  Master of Business Information Systems i.e. have a Bachelors Degree in any discipline, or meet the special entry requirements relating to relevant professional experience in the absence of formal tertiary qualifications. 

Further Consideration Criteria

  • A genuine interest in record keeping and archiving.
  • Professional experience or prior study in this or a related discipline.
  • Employment in related archival projects.

There is no age limit specified for applicants.


Please complete an online application  or apply by mail and  please download and complete the scholarship application form.

Scholarship application closing date: Friday, 10th February 2017  for semester 1, 2017 entry.  Friday, 7th July 2017 for semester 2, 2017 entry. 


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