The University of Divinity has a long tradition of research excellence and produces world-class research in all theological disciplines. The School of Graduate Research (SGR) fosters a high-quality learning environment for higher degree by research (HDR) students and their supervisors from pre-admission information through to post-candidature guidance and networking.
The vibrant research culture at the University of Divinity includes two higher degrees by research and a research methodology unit available to students, regular conferences, seminars and access to world-class visiting scholars.
All higher degree by research students and their supervisors become members of the School of Graduate Research (SGR). Members are entitled to a range of programs to support their successful completion, including an orientation program, annual Research Conference, HREC training, Thesis Boot Camp, and Research Methodologies.
Future Research Students
The vibrant research culture at the University of Divinity includes four higher degrees by research and a research methodology unit available to students.
Current Research Students
Manage your study with relevant forms, find out about the policies and regulations governing your degree program and explore opportunities open to you through the SGR.
Explore information about Research specific scholarships, the eligibility criteria, and the selection criteria.
A range of internal and external research grants are available competitively to higher degree by research students, academic staff, honorary researchers and librarians of the University.
Meet our Graduate Research Students
Hear about the research journeys and amazing achievements of some of our recent graduates and current students.
Human Research Ethics (HREC)
Respect, research merit and integrity, justice, and beneficence are core values in the ethics of human research.
SGR Key Dates for 2022
All applications given below must be submitted before the close of business (5pm AEST) of the advertised due date, unless otherwise indicated.
You can apply for a research degree at any time of the year. Commencement of study will be February, May, August or October. Please allow approximately two months between submitting your application and being approved to commence study.
|11 February 2022||Research Grant Applications close (round 1)|
|7 March 2022||Applications close for HREC (round 1)|
|13 May 2022||Research Grant Applications close (round 2)|
|23 May - 3 June 2022||HDR confirmation period|
|1-2 June 2022||Research Conference|
|27 June 2022||Applications for HREC close (round 2)|
|2 September 2022||Research Grant Applications close (round 3)|
|24 October 2022||Applications for HREC close (round 3)|
|24 October - 4 November 2022||HDR confirmation period|
|15 November 2022||HDR student annual reports|
|15 November 2022||Research Fee Scholarship (RFS) / Research Stipend Scholarship (RSS) applications close|
Meet the SGR Team
Contact the team at the School of Graduate Research for enquiries and assistance about becoming a research student, support for current students, and HDR supervision.
- Associate Professor Elizabeth BoaseDean of the School of Graduate Research
School of Graduate ResearchHDR SupervisorAssociate Professor Liz Boase is the Dean of the School of Graduate Research and a biblical scholar. She commenced in her role as the inaugural Dean of the School of Graduate Research in February 2020, having previously worked as Academic Dean at Adelaide…Dr Suman KashyapRegistrar, School of Graduate Research
School of Graduate ResearchSuman provides a high level of administrative support to the Dean and members of the School of Graduate Research, including higher degree by research students, minor thesis students, and their supervisors. She administers the systems and processes which…