Graduate Research School

Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School's (GRS) role is ‘empowering tomorrow’s researchers’ by supporting research education throughout JCU and developing and refining the University’s overall Higher Degree by Research (HDR) strategy.

We focus on three key areas:

  • Strategy, Policy and Projects
  • Administration of Research Education
  • Professional Development for HDR candidates and their Advisors

We support JCU’s Research Education strategy by developing and implementing University-level policies and procedures and fostering industry and international partnerships.

The GRS provides a range of research administrative services, including managing and overseeing all aspects of the life cycle of candidature from admission to examination.

The GRS is committed to providing high quality professional development programs to enrich the experience of our HDR candidates and support their Advisors. To ensure excellence in supervision, we also coordinate the accreditation and registration of HDR Advisors.

Celebrating Research Excellence

JCU recognises, encourages and rewards staff who excel in the supervision of research degree candidates as well as recognising excellence in Higher Degree by Research candidature. You can find more information here.

Quick links


  • 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