James Cook University is a research intensive institution focusing on improving the lives of people living in the Tropics. By supporting our research you can help us change the world and save lives.
JCU’s Research in the Tropics Fund supports research students completing a PhD or Masters of Philosophy. Students researching any aspect of the Tropics can apply for a stipends to support their living costs whilst they complete their research. Your donation to the fund will enable research that benefits Australian and international communities and environments. Supported research can encompass societies, economies, environments, flora, fauna and everything in between.
Around half of the world’s population—some three billion people—and 80 per cent of the planet’s animal and plant species live in the tropics. From economic and educational deprivation to disease, loss of culture and the impacts of climate change, the social, economic and environmental challenges facing the tropical zones of northern Australia and the world are immense.
The Cairns Institute is committed to understanding and informing the critical processes of transformation that will shape communities’ and environments’ future wellbeing. Bringing together the expertise and intellectual resources of more than 20 disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, The Cairns Institute is a uniquely robust and vibrant hub of research, capacity building and public debate in the tropics, for the tropics.
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) is one of JCU’s flagship research institutes. It is Australia’s only dedicated tropical health and medicine research institute, and is focussed on solving problems of importance to the tropics, leading to improvements in health systems and healthcare delivery, improved biosecurity, and enhanced health outcomes for Australians and our neighboring tropical nations.
Your direct donation brings our research one step closer to reality and changing the lives of people in the Tropics. 100% of all your donations go directly to our research and to find cures and vaccines for many diseases threatening Australian health security and the health of many people in the Tropics.
JCU accepts donations in many ways, these may include cash, shares and securities, debentures and bonds; fully paid up insurance policies where the University is named as the beneficiary; realty including improved and unimproved real estate; personal property such as art, antiques, jewellery, coins and other items of value.