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James Cook University is a research intensive institution focusing on improving the lives of people living in the Tropics. You can  support our research and help us create a brighter future.

JCU Graduate Research Education

JCU’s Graduate Research School supports students pursuing a higher degree by research. Discover how you can assist our research students to make new discoveries.

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Library Special Collections

The JCU Library’s Special Collection holds Australia’s largest assortment of rare and historic works that relate to North Queensland. Your donation helps JCU preserve North Queensland's history.

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Australian Tropical Herbarium

Many of North Queensland’s native flora species are impacted by climate change, with rising temperatures and increasing drought threatening their survival. Your donation supports critical conservation work.

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JCU Turtle Health Research

Sea turtles play a vital role in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans. Your support helps JCU researchers study healthy sea turtles in order to take better care of sick and injured sea turtles.

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Dwarf Minke Whale Project

Researchers at JCU are studying Dwarf Minke Whales on the Great Barrier Reef to inform best practice models for research, management, conservation and whale watch tourism for this fascinating species. Your donation supports our research into whale biology, behaviour and sustainable tourism interactions.

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Saving North Queensland Frogs

JCU researchers are studying the basic biology of the many critically endangered frogs of north Queensland, to find solutions to the most pressing threats to these species, including chytrid fungus disease, climate change and invasive species.

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Baby Sharks in a Changing World

The Physioshark Research Program is dedicated to understanding how climate change, the effects of rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, and declining oxygen is impacting the physiology and behaviour of sharks in order to inform conservation efforts for these important apex predators.

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Types of Donations

JCU accepts cash, shares and fully paid insurance policies where the University is named as the beneficiary. In some cases the University will also accept realty, art, antiques, jewellery, coins and other items of value.

Contact us to discuss your gift.

You can choose to give:

  • Regularly, such as through workplace giving programs and payroll deductions;
  • On one or more occasions each year;
  • A one-off gift;
  • A bequest in your will. Find out more about leaving a gift in your will.

JCU accepts donations:

  • Online through our secure payment portal for specific causes;
  • By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - contact us for details;
  • By cheque - Made out to James Cook University - see mailing address;
  • In cash at our Cashiers office on the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba and Cairns, Nguma-bada campuses.