Nura Gili Indigenous Student Research Program

The Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH) and the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) are two specialised research centres within the UNSW Arts & Social Sciences faculty, with expertise in conducting high-quality research projects.

For the first time, the two centres have joined with Nura Gili to create a research overview program, designed to highlight the Indigenous research programs undertaken by CSRH and SPRC.

The program will run for one day per week, over five weeks, starting on Friday 27 July 2018. Each individual day will focus on one research project, broken down into a workshop-style presentation of the research, as well as a practical research skills session.

This is a paid opportunity for Indigenous students to learn more about social policy research in Indigenous communities in a hands-on environment from leaders in the field.

We encourage any Indigenous Nura Gili students with an interest in social policy, social research and/or CSRH and SPRC to apply.

Applications close Friday 29 June 2018.

Research program dates
Friday 27 July 2018
Friday 3 August 2018
Friday 10 August 2018
Friday 17 August 2018
Friday 24 August 2018

Daily schedule
10.00am - 12.00pm Morning session*
12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch*
1.00pm - 4.00pm Afternoon session*

Student payment
Successful applicants will be paid for their attendance at these workshops at the UNSW casual student assistant hourly rate of $32.56. If you are a successful applicant but do not attend the workshops, you will not be paid.

How to apply
Please send an email to Associate Professor Reuben Bolt ( with your full name and the name of your course at UNSW and answer the following two questions:

  • Why are you interested in participating in this course? (300 words maximum)
  • What would you like to get out of attending this research program? (300 words maximum)

For any questions about this program or the application process, please contact Associate Professor Reuben Bolt (

*The daily schedule is subject to change and should be used as a guide only.