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 engaging 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 SGR fosters a high-quality learning environment for higher degree by research students and their supervisors from pre-admission information through to post-candidature guidance and networking.
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
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 November. Please allow approximately two months between submitting your application and being approved to commence study.
|17 February 2023||Research Grant Applications close (round 1)|
|3 March 2023||Applications close for HREC (round 1)|
|12 May 2023||Research Grant Applications close (round 2)|
|7 June 2023||Research Conference|
|23 June 2023||Applications for HREC close (round 2)|
|1 September 2023||Research Grant Applications close (round 3)|
|20 October 2023||Applications for HREC close (round 3)|
|15 November 2023||HDR student annual reports|
|15 November 2023||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.
School of Graduate Research
Associate 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 College of Divinity, and within Flinders University and Uniting College. She is […]
School of Graduate Research
Dr Rebekah Pryor is the Doctor of Professional Practice Program Director in the University of Divinity’s School of Graduate Research. Rebekah is an artist and scholar whose interdisciplinary research focuses on embodiment (particularly in terms of sex, gender and sexuality) and how this is constructed, embodied, represented and renegotiated in material cultures and communities of […]
School of Graduate Research
Suman 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 support the research training environment, assist in coordination of these activities and manages procedures from admission to […]
SGR at St Paschal Campus
Members (HDR students and staff) join the School of Graduate Research through a College. In addition to the facilities available at your home college, members of the SGR can use the facilities at the University’s St Paschal Campus, in Box Hill, Victoria.
Situated on quiet residential streets, the central buildings of the estate are surrounded by lush gardens and lawns. The site has been a place of religious significance and a hub for educational excellence throughout its history.
Facilities available to students
Student and Staff Dining Room
A dedicated area for students and staff to gather and meet informally during the week.
Tea and coffee making
Kitchen facilities are available next to the dining room.
Available throughout the campus.
Available for quiet study, zoom meetings, or to record a research presentation.
2x Desk and chair with power, available in the beautiful cloister corridor, overlooking the cloister garden.
Enquire at reception to make a booking. Fees may apply.
Two library facilities are available on the same campus property as the SGR offices. St Paschal Library, and (in 2022 and 2023) the Whitley Library. Both libraries include individual study desks for quiet work.
Members of the School of Graduate Research are able to access all Libraries that are part of the University of Divinity as well as a dedicated online Library Hub.