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JCU Graduate Research Education

Undertaking a research degree (Master of Philosophy and PhD) is a unique experience. It is creative, challenging, emotionally and intellectually demanding, and often-times immensely rewarding. However, research takes time and can be costly. By supporting JCU Graduate Research Education you are supporting the next wave of experts addressing some of the critical challenges facing the tropics.

Here are two ways you can support research students at JCU:

The Tropics Research Fund opens doors for deserving, talented students who have a passion to undertake research internships as part of their degree. The fund provides stipends to support students financially during their internship programs.

Established thanks to a generous donation from the estate of the late John George Davis, the JCU Tropics Fund supports Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students whose research aligns with the University’s intent to create a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide.

Your donation adds to the endowment that Mr Davis left to the University. All new donations increase the endowment’s value and the proceeds of the interest earned annually are awarded to students.

At JCU we believe in the transformative power of education and its power to nourish enquiring minds and help navigate an increasingly complex world. The Graduate Research School Greatest Needs Fund collects donations that enable JCU research students to reach their full potential.

The aim is to create opportunities for disadvantaged students to study at JCU by providing scholarships to help them reach their educational aspirations.

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JCU postgraduate research provides opportunities for students to sharpen their skills, make discoveries and contribute knowledge to their field. These early career researchers often go on to become change-makers in their chosen fields.

Research scholarships are key to JCU's ability to attract and support the most talented and diverse graduate students and prepare them to be the next generation of leaders.

JCU is a leading tertiary institution in Australia and the Asia Pacific and among the best universities in the world. JCU's many accolades are hard earned and a tribute to the commitment of academics and professional staff in supporting students to become well-rounded graduates.

As one of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, James Cook University conducts nationally significant and internationally recognised research in areas such as marine sciences, biodiversity, tropical ecology and environments, global warming, tourism, and tropical medicine and public health care in under-served populations.

JCU offers a range of graduate research degrees including the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

By supporting student researchers you enable them to become leaders and change-makers of the future.

James Cook University is an Australian registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), which means donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.