Applying for a grant with the AIJA

Since its inception, the AIJA has undertaken a programme of research activities in the field of judicial administration.

The Institute has published reports in areas such as case management, cultural awareness, judicial ethics, technology and the courts, complex criminal trials and cross-vesting legislation, to name a few. A complete list of our published research reports is located on our publications page.

The AIJA Research Committee, convened by Justice Malcolm Blue, meets regularly to consider proposals for future research work.

The AIJA regularly provides financial and in-kind support to research in our areas of interest. These areas of interest are: 

  • Indigenous justice as it relates to the administration of justice. 
  • Technology as it relates to the administration of justice. 
  • Vulnerable communities as they relate to the administration of justice. 
  • Paths to excellence in judicial administration. 

The AIJA is particularly interested in data driven research which provides specific recommendations to further improve the administration of justice.  

Those interested in applying for this support should read our Guide to applying for AIJA research supportHaving read the Guide, applicants should complete our Standard application form which may be submitted via email to Applicants should note in particular the guidance on what elements of the research the AIJA funding may be used for and what costs will not generally be funded.

Further information on the AIJA's research programme can be obtained from the Institute's Executive Director, Alison MacDonald, Email: