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Research Ceremony

Event Cancellation

Thank you to all those who expressed an interest to participate in the Research Ceremony. Due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the event. We are considering other options and we will be in touch regarding next steps to the Lowitja Institute Grant Funding Round in July 2020.


The content below is for information only:

Expression of interest to register

Expressions of interest are now open for the Lowitja Institute Research Ceremony.

The Ceremony is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander space. It aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to transform their ideas into aspirations that meets the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and improves health and wellbeing outcomes within a generation.

The Ceremony is the first step to express an interest in the Lowitja Institute Grant Funding Round in July 2020 (see also section below regarding funding round eligibility).

Participants will:

All participants will be invited to a Welcoming Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 28 April  2020 and a dinner on the evening of Wednesday 29 April 2020.

How to get involved

Registration numbers for this event are limited. In the first instance we are seeking expressions of interest from representatives from:

You can register your interest at the Expression of Interest to Register Form.

Eligibility for the Lowitja Institute Research Grant Funding round in July 2020

Please note that to be eligible for the Lowitja Insitute Research Grant Funding Round in July 2020 – organisations will need to have access to research expertise. The organisation may nominate one research partner (one representative) to attend the Research Ceremony. However, if you do not have access to research expertise, the Lowitja Institute will draw on our extensive network to find you the right partner.

We will also need to verify that your organisation demonstrates the following criteria:

Criteria for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations (as per National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation constitution). The organisation is: 

Criteria for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Organisations:

Following the expression of interest, representatives from eligible organisations will be sent a registration offer and will need to complete the registration form and arrange payment.


Registration: $660 (GST incl.)

Accommodation and transport to the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach will be your responsibility, though we will organise transport between the Sofitel and Dreamworld Corroboree for the Welcoming Ceremony on Tuesday, 28 April 2020.

Key dates

Point of contact

For any queries, please email Alex Zurawski at

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