James Burnell Molecular and Cell Biology Scholarship

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This scholarship is awarded annually for academic excellence to a student studying Molecular and Cell Biology at the third year level.  It is named for Professor James Burnell, a long-standing member of the Academic Group who both taught at the undergraduate level extensively and mentored many Honours students. Professor Burnell retired in 2014.  The Scholarship will consist of financial support for a single year of tuition at the Honours level, if taken within a laboratory of the Molecular and Cell Biology Academic Group.  This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Student TypeUndergraduate, final year
Area of StudyMolecular and Cell Biology
Total Value$8,900*
Duration 1 year
Closing DateApplicants taken at any time

Am I eligible?

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Resident or International student
  • I am in my final year of a Bachelor Degree within the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences or College of Science, Technology and Engineering at James Cook University and
  • have passed at least two third level subjects in Molecular and Cell Biology at JCU in the previous 12 months.
  • I am intending to commence Honours (year 4) – currently BC4002 and BC4003;
  • I am currently enrolled full time at JCU

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $8,900, in two equal instalments after the census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2. 

*This amount for 2016 is equal to the Commonwealth supported student contribution amount for 24 credit points of Molecular and Cell Biology subjects, rounded to the nearest $100

How do I apply?

All students who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered.

  • An honours proposal may be requested.

What happens now?

The scholarship will be awarded to the student who has the highest total mark of all third year students studying third level subjects in Molecular and Cell Biology, calculated as the sum of their best two final marks in Molecular and Cell Biology subjects.

  • The Academic Group reserves the right not to make an award.
  • Final determination will rest with the Selection Committee
  • Where two nominees are considered to have equal weighting, the Selection Committee shall give consideration to the merit of the nominees’ Honours proposal

Please read the Scholarship Rules carefully to ensure you meet the requirements and have provided all the necessary information required.

James Burnell Scholarship Rules