Higher Degree Research candidates

Current candidates

Higher Degree Research candidates at ANU are mentored by world-leading experts, have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and are part of a supportive community and culture of discovery. The links and contact details below are designed to help you during your study.

Professor Ann Evans

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research)

Academic leadership and oversight of all Higher Degree Research Programs at ANU.

Administrative contacts

ANU has a wide range of support for HDR administration including the central Graduate Research Office (GRO).

Information to help you make the most of your first six months in your higher degree by research study.

Scholarships & Awards

Discover the range of funding options to assist you with your study expenses.

How to have a productive relationship with your supervisor.

Learn how your academic progress is captured and assessed throughout your degree.

The team behind the Ketowhistle (from left), PhD student Shiyu Wei, Dr Buddini Karawdeniya and Professor Lan Fu.

Industry engagement

Learn about the different ways through which you can engage with an industry partner during your candidature.

Our programs are designed to support all ANU HDR candidates, supervisors and early career researchers in their work.

Staying on track

Information on support services to help you manage life as a higher degree by research candidate.


Processes and funding for fieldwork and conference travel.

Ethics & Integrity

Information on human ethics training sessions and compulsory research integrity training.

Finishing your degree

Information to help you submit your thesis, complete all the requirements of your degree and apply to graduate.

Resources and expert advice on making the most of your degree in the next steps in your career.

Governance and Reporting

Here you will find resources on HDR sector governance and reporting requirements for students.

Policies & Procedures

Information on rules and guidelines that govern your responsibilities and requirements as a research candidate.