FIRE strives to support Indigenous HDR students throughout their entire research journey.
Capacity Building Workshops
FIRE hosts a 3 day event each year for HDR students conducting research in Indigenous Studies or related fields.
Supporting Indigenous Research Scholarship (SIRS)
SIRS is a group supported by FIRE and NIRAKN. The aim is to build Indigenous research capacity at UOW by strengthening support for both current and future Indigenous students engaged in Higher Degree Research, including Honours, Masters, and PhD. Fore more information, see here.
2016: Indigenous PhD students travelled to Albany, New York in November 2016 as part of the second Indigenous HDR Study Tour. The tour, which was made possible with the support of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) HEPP funding program, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) and the University at Albany, State University New York. The tour was led by Associate Professor Bronwyn Carlson who is the convenor of the Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE).
2015: Indigenous PhD students travelled to Aotearoa (New Zealand) in February 2015 as part of the first ever Indigenous HDR Study Tour. The tour, which was made possible with the support of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) HEPP funding program, was led by Associate Professors Bronwyn Carlson and Evan Poata-Smith, both convenors of the Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE). For more information, see here.