Graduate Research


Research Training 


Graduate Research 

The HRC has over half a century’s experience in humanities research that is innovative and impactful in scholarly and public contexts, and of enduring significance. This experience, in addition to the networks created through 50 years of international collaborations and exchanges, means that we excel at facilitating the most rewarding and internationally competitive graduate student supervision possible.

Our students:

  • Have graduated in fields across all humanities disciplines;
  • Include university medallists, and international scholarship winners;
  • Benefit from the generations of publicly engaged HRC scholars that precede them;
  • Gain experience through international exchange and placements, field-work, conference participation and other connections;
  • Gain research training experience that is second to none from working with dynamic and innovative world-class researchers and multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Have access to digital humanities and data visualisation expertise, labs, interdisciplinary communities of practice, and partnerships with national institutions;
  • Build careers in many fields, places, disciplines, and in professions beyond academia.

The research we facilitate – into all aspects of humanity – is relevant where-ever people and generations of people exist.


Research Training 

The HRC offers HDR supervision, courses in interdisciplinary research training, and opportunities for research students (senior undergraduate and postgraduate) in CASS and across ANU in all aspects of humanities-related research and research methodologies. Many of our programs, such as the HRC National Graduate Summer Schools are also open to students enrolled at any Australia and New Zealand university. Entry is via an application process.

We offer, on an ad hoc basis, a Summer Research Scholarship which gives undergraduate students enrolled in their third, final or Honours year at Australian or New Zealand universities the opportunity to undertake a short summer research project at ANU. We also, contingent on capacity and subject to application, offer short-term research supervision for externally funded international researchers and students.

We can provide, advise on, host, or facilitate a variety of PhD project options including traditional PhDs and non-traditional PhDs, which might include a range of formats including an exhibition or film, PhD by Publication, a PhD by Professional Practice, or a co-tutelle PhD.

We have particular interest in facilitating relationships between researchers and national cultural and collecting institutions (the ‘GLAM’ – Galleries, Libraries, and Museums’ sector) and can host collaborative doctoral projects conducted by students based jointly at ANU and a flagship national institution. See more information at Collaborative Doctoral Program PhD Scholarships.



Updated:  18 February 2022/Responsible Officer:  Head, Centre/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications