• Build Indigenous research capacity and capability by supporting emerging researchers and providing pathways for Indigenous students to Higher Degree Research.
  • Strengthen the connections between Indigenous scholars and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia and Indigenous communities internationally.
  • Ensure that the benefits of research flow to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and that research knowledge is shared in partnership with those communities.
  • Build strong foundations for Indigenous research partnerships internationally.
  • Provide a research environment that supports the development and application of Indigenous knowledge to address contemporary challenges and opportunities.