Monash University’s innovative Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) program brings high-achieving PhD candidates together with industry partners to solve real-world problems.
The GRIP plays an important role in meeting the demand for interdisciplinary researchers capable of straddling the worlds of academia and industry, and in 2017 Monash identified the need for behavioural experts worldwide. With the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and BehaviourWorks Australia, it launched the first-ever Behaviour Change GRIP.
Eighteen talented students were offered scholarships through the program, which today involves seven industry partners (below), who are working with 15 candidates on a range of important social, environmental and organisational challenges (see below).
The candidates, who are aiming to meet their 2021 milestones (which may be extended due to COVID-19), are supported by 43 supervisors from a range of Monash faculties. The support structures and professional training opportunities that have been developed and offered to the students have helped to make this into an award-winning program. We are always open to working with new partners, so please contact us if you would like to get involved.