Graduate Research School Research Excellence

Research Excellence

James Cook University recognises and celebrates research excellence via a number of awards and programs annually. These include Advisor of the Year  Awards, Dean's Award for Excellence and the Celebrating Research program.

The Advisor of the Year Awards aim to encourage and reward staff who excel in their role as a Higher Degree by Research Advisor. Each year awards are offered across a range of categories which are:
  • Primary Advisor of the Year
  • Advisory Panel of the Year
  • Advisory Panel Member of the Year
  • Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Graduate Research
  • Award for Excellence in Graduate Research Leadership
  • Advisory Community Photographic Award


JCU recognises and celebrates research excellence with an annual program of events. Celebrating Research @JCU was introduced in 2009 with a view the improving the profile of research and helping to build institutional capacity. The celebration includes events such as the My Research in 3 Minutes Competition, a national competition founded by The University of Queensland.