MMS Indigenous Development Grants

The Melbourne Medical School Indigenous Development Grants support the career development of the School's Indigenous staff and students.

About the scheme

Developed by the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in collaboration with the MDHS Indigenous Development scheme in 2021, these grants are designed to foster the career development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our School.

This opportunity is open to Indigenous professional and academic staff, including prospective and honorary staff, and graduate research students in MMS. We welcome applications from individuals as well as teams.

How to apply

The 2022 round of this scheme is now open for applications. Eligible candidates are strongly encouraged to contact to Patricia Gigliuto (Melbourne Medical School) or Paul Ishiguchi (MDHS Indigenous Development) who are available to discuss ideas and provide application development support.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the following resources to support preparation of their application.

To review the online application form and submit an application, please log in to SmartyGrants. Please note that applicants may be required to create a SmartyGrants account to submit their application.

The 2022 round opens 9am, Wednesday 14 September and closes 5pm Tuesday 25 October.

This scheme is administered by the MMS Research Support team with the support of the MDHS Indigenous Development. For further information please contact

Grant Recipients

  • 2021

    For more detailed profiles of our recipients please see the MMS Indigenous Development Grant Outcomes page.

    Brooke Conley
    Department of Surgery (St Vincent's Hospital) and Department of Medical Education

    Charlotte Dodds
    Department of Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital)

    Dr Simon Graham
    Department of Infectious Diseases

    Ryan Prehn
    Department of Surgery (St Vincent's Hospital)