Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative
UC CIRI is a network of researchers committed to Indigenous research. UC CIRI supports collaboration among UC's academics and fosters local, national and international partnerships. UC CIRI works with existing Research Centres and Faculties to promote, connect and enhance the University of Canberra's (UC) Indigenous research interests.
UC CIRI draws together four critical threads:
- The challenges and opportunities facing Indigenous people must be informed by excellent academic research, focused on real world outcomes
- Those challenges and opportunities are complex and multi-factorial, requiring integrated, multi-disciplinary research approaches, developed with Indigenous Australians
- The UC has researchers active in Indigenous research in many research areas and disciplines including law, environment, health, education, public policy, economics and social sciences
- There is great opportunity for integrated, multi-disciplinary research – and integrated research is what is needed to respond to the issues and opportunities facing Indigenous Australians and thus to Australian society (Calma, UC CIRI launch, July 2014)
In 2014 UC CIRI began a series of seminars on Indigenous research which have been presented by UC and eminent speakers from across Australia. Speakers have included Professor Peter Radoll, Director of the Wollotuka Institute and Dean of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education & Research, University of Wollongong, and Mr Romlie Mokak, CEO of the Lowitja Institute. UC CIRI also hosts networking events to bring researchers together to foster collaboration.
With funding from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Portfolio, UC CIRI has launched an Indigenous research grant scheme which will fund projects that generate outcomes with tangible benefits for Indigenous communities. UC CIRI is also funding Indigenous Honours scholarships and providing funding support for Indigenous post graduate scholars.
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