Alan Gray Research Grant

The Alan Gray Student Grant Scheme was established in 2003 to encourage and support student research in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population studies. The Scheme is open to students enrolled at an Australian tertiary institution. It is envisaged that grants will mainly be applied to support students undertaking research by thesis at Honours, Masters or PhD level, but other student research projects will also be considered. Projects must focus on some aspect of Australia’s Indigenous population.

To apply for the Alan Gray Student Grant Scheme, download and complete the grant application scheme. Send the completed form to secretary@apa.org.au

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Dr Alan Gray completed undergraduate studies at ANU before working at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Department of Immigration, and Department of Aboriginal Affairs. In the 1980s he undertook a PhD in Demography at ANU. Dr Gray’s research interests included Aboriginal family formation, health and mortality, data deficiencies and incomplete-data methods. Among his many achievements, Dr Gray was the first researcher to identify high Aboriginal adult mortality and the fall in Aboriginal fertility. He worked closely with Aboriginal communities and was passionate about issues of social justice.