Request for research

The ASRC is committed to conducting effective law reform, research and advocacy within its areas of expertise, resources and budget and in the best interest of people seeking asylum. It aims to work with the wider community to assist in research projects which provide deeper understanding of the physical, mental and political well-being of people seeking asylum in Australia.

The ASRC receives a large volume of requests to take part in (or facilitate) research opportunities. Due to our limited resources we need to carefully evaluate the benefits of the research and the capacity of the ASRC. Most importantly, we need to consider the greatest needs of the people seeking asylum who we work with. To enable us to evaluate the impact of your research request, please complete the form below.

We will consider your proposal through a process of review which may take 4-6 weeks. We kindly ask for your patience in this matter as all research proposals are subject to the capacity of the ASRC’s resources.  

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Project Description

Please provide us with as much detail as possible.
What research question are you addressing? Why is the ASRC a good place to conduct this research?
What do you want to know, prove, demonstrate, analyse, test, investigate or examine in your research?
What methods will you use? What do you need? (specify any special equipment, software or material)
From commencement to completion (please indicate any milestones or outcomes along the way including publishing)
Will the work be published? Where will it be published? Will the ASRC have access?
Including access and support to equipment i.e. office, desks, phones, etc
Provide us with a brief statement on your experience working with vulnerable people in the community.