Moondani Balluk research scholarships

VU Research offers a number of scholarships for graduate researchers with the Moondani Balluk Academic Unit.

Moondani Balluk means 'embrace people' in the language of the Wurundjeri people who first lived in the western region of Melbourne.

The Moondani Balluk Academic Unit works across Aboriginal, non-governmental organisation, and community spaces to deliver teaching, research and support.

Cultural warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that these pages contain the names of people who have passed away.

Acknowledgement of Country

Victoria University (VU) acknowledges the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Boonwurrung, Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) and Wathaurung (Wadawurrung) on our Melbourne campuses, and the Gadigal and Guring-gai people of the Eora Nation on our Sydney campus. These groups are the custodians of University land and have been for many centuries.

We acknowledge that the land on which our campuses stand is the place of age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. The Kulin and Eora people’s living culture had, and has, a unique role in the life of these regions. VU supports the aim of Reconciliation Australia to build better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians.


How to apply

Applications for Research Period 2 2024 are now open.

Applications close on Sunday 5 May, 11.59pm.

Application information

For information about applying for a scholarship refer to the apply for graduate research page and read the following guide:

If you're interested in applying for the Aboriginal History Archive Research scholarship, please read following guide: