International Programs Office

International Programs Office

International Programs Office

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Develop a Research Paper on Indigenous Studies in Australia this Summer!

Do you have an interest in Indigenous communities and their interaction with contemporary global and local challenges? Do you ever consider how diverse communities around the world address significant, present issues? The Matariki Indigenous Student Mobility Program (MISMP) may be a venue through which you can explore these topics with students from around the globe. Please consider applying by the extended application deadline of April 28, 2017!

The MISMP is designed to foster global scholarship and community engagement on the understanding of Indigenous peoples and their knowledge systems. The MISMP is seeking three undergraduate or graduate Queen’s students to participate in the 2017 Summer program. This program will be hosted at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth. While on the program participants will develop and undertake a research project, beginning at Queen's, that focuses on issues of great significance to Indigenous communities. While there is no academic credit granted by the UWA for MISMP, Queen’s students can use the research project and additional readings, and apply it as an Independent Study Course 594/3.0 offered by Queen's that can count towards their degree plan (tuition would be collected for this course).  

MISMP is offered through the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU), a network of seven universities: University of Western Australia (Australia), Durham University (UK), Uppsala University (Sweden), Tübingen University (Germany), Dartmouth College (USA), Queen’s University (Canada) and Otago University (New Zealand).

The MISMP course at the UWA in Australia will run from July 2-12, 2017. Project completion and submission to Queen's will be scheduled for the end of the Summer term or at a date determined by the participant and supervisor. The Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International) at Queen's will fund economy class airfare to and from Australia, shared accommodation on the UWA campus, field trips, and meals for the duration of the program.

To be eligible for the MISMP students must be actively registered as a undergraduate or graduate student and must have an identified supervisors' support. Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study before the start of the program. Priority will be given to Indigenous applicants as this initiative is designed to foster the mobility of Indigenous students. Please see the MISMP Program Outline for complete eligibility requirements.

Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Students will be selected on the quality of the proposal and how it fits with the overall themes of the program. Applications consist of a learning plan, proposal of interest, and one page letter of support from the project supervisor. For complete application details, please see the MISMP Program Outline.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 28, 2017. Completed applications must be submitted in the International Programs Office (B206 Mackintosh-Corry Hall) by this date. Interviews will be conducted during the week of May 8. 

Questions? Please email Good luck to all applicants!