Indigenous Scholars Program

Supporting scholars to amplify Indigenous voices in water policy, management, planning and futures.

With the aim to attract and support Indigenous students with an interest in water, the Institute for Water Futures established the Indigenous Scholars Program (ISP).  The ISP upholds the IWF’s commitment to co-production of knowledge with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as ongoing engagement and mutual capacity building through research.

The program is designed to assist Indigenous scholars to enter tertiary study, successfully complete their studies, gain work-related employment and continue alumni contact with future generations of ISP graduates.

To learn more about the program, contact us. 

Hmalan Hunter-Xenie completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) at ANU.  Hmalan's Honour project was titled; 'More Than a Human GPS? Opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples to Lead and Manage Land and Water Research On-Country in the Northern Territory, Australia.' Hmalan is a member of the ISP Advisory Committee. 

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian National University acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.