The Graduate Research School or GRS ensures consistent policy across all faculties in the administration of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs at JCU. Prospective students who wish to apply for HDR candidature at JCU should visit the Prospective Students webpage prior to making contact with the GRS.

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Scholarship Opportunities for prospective and current HDR candidates

StatsHelp Program for access to qualified statisticians

Student Services & Amenities (SSA) Fee information and payment methods


eGRS for data storage and access to workshop materials, resources and recordings

CareerHub for self-managed workshop and event registrations

LearnJCU for access to GRS online modules and resources

Membership Lists

Register of Advisors for a list of accredited JCU HDR advisors

Postgraduate Liaision Officers (PLOs) within each Faculty and School

Research Student Monitors (RSMs) and disciplines listing

About the GRS

Guides, Handbooks and Brochures for HDR candidates and their advisors
Advisor of the Year Awards and Dean's List recipients

GRS Update for the latest and past editions of our e-newsletter

GRS flyer for information about the JCU Graduate Research School


JCU Research News

Read the latest JCU research news here, or visit the JCU News & Media website if you'd like to learn more about JCU's activities.

  • New centre to help close the gap
    JCU has announced plans to establish a new centre that will improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and build on the University’s excellence in teaching and research related to Indigenous issues.
  • JCU takes out second national FameLab with allergies talk
    James Cook University’s Dr Sandip Kamath has been named the Australian national winner of FameLab 2015.
  • Baby flatback turtles fight currents to stay in the Great Barrier Reef
    New research from James Cook University has provided fascinating insights into the lives of baby turtles on the Great Barrier Reef. The researchers have discovered one of the reasons no flatback turtle from Eastern Australia has been found outside the confines of Australia’s continental shelf for at least 50 years.