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First Nations PhD Scholarships: ARC DECRA Fellowship - The Australian Preventive Justice Project

Two PhD Scholarships are available for First Nations students on the ARC DECRA project, 'The Australian Preventive Justice Project'.


This project, led by Associate Professor Tamara Tulich (DECRA Fellow, UWA Law School), aims to generate the first account of Australian preventive justice. Through original legal, historical and critical research, the project will create new knowledge by mapping, for the first time, the legal architecture of preventive justice in the Australia since colonisation, and analysing these laws and their impacts through settler colonial and coloniality theories.


The project is seeking to appoint two First Nations PhD students to complete their doctoral research on topics related to the project. The PhD students will be supervised by Associate Professor Tamara Tulich, Noongar scholar Dr Robyn Williams (Curtin Medical School) and a suitable supervisor at UWA, and be mentored by the project's First Nations Project Steering Committee. The PhD Candidates will have the opportunity to participate in project meetings, publication and dissemination activities as part of their research training, and to be part of the vibrant and supportive research culture at UWA Law School.


For more information, please contact Tamara at [email protected] or on (08)6488 4334.

Payment type
Fortnightly Stipend
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement

Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived. 

Students with any relevant disciplinary background are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Tamara ([email protected], (08) 6488 4334) to discuss their application.

Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident
Study area
Law, Law and Society
Commencement date
Applications open
Applications close
Tenable At
University of Western Australia
Currently available
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