Richard Brookdale Scholarship

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This scholarship is designed to support a student on the Cairns campus accepted into honours or masters with an Australian Indigenous archaeology honours topic.

Student TypeHonours or Masters
Area of StudyArchaeology
Total Value$5,000 for costs involved in fieldwork, consultation, working with traditional owner groups
Duration1 year
Closing Date31 January

Am I eligible?

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you are eligible to be nominated..

  • I have been accepted into the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Masters at JCU’s Cairns campus I
  • am undertaking an honours  or masters topic in Australian Indigenous archaeology  
  • I am enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit points per teaching period.

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive a single payment of $5,000 after the census date of Study Period 1.

How do I apply?

Students are not able to apply for this Scholarship, but will be nominated by the Staff of the Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology .
The nomination will include a written statement detailing how the nominee meets the Selection Criteria and all students who meet those criteria will be considered by the committee.

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What happens now?

Your nomination is individually assessed after the closing date by the selection committee who will rank your application against other nominees.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

The Richard Brookdale Scholarship was established by Scarp Archaeology in memory of Richard Brookdale, a friend, keen fieldworker and supporter of archaeology in the communities of the Gulf of Carpentaria for many years, who passed away in 2013. The purpose of the Scholarship is to support a student on the Cairns campus accepted into honours with an Australian Indigenous archaeology honours topic.

Nature of the Scholarship:

The value of the scholarship shall be $5,000, paid in a single instalment after the census date of Study Period 1. One new scholarship shall be offered each year.

Eligibility Criteria

The Richard Brookdale Scholarship shall be open to competition among nominees who:

  • have been accepted into the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Masters at JCU’s Cairns campus; and
  • are undertaking an honours or masters topic in Australian Indigenous archaeology; and
  • are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit points per teaching period.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • preference will be given to an honours or masters  topic deemed of value to the Australian Aboriginal community; and
  • undergraduate GPA in archaeology subjects may be taken into consideration; and
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate.

Nomination Procedures

Students are nominated for this Scholarship.

Nominations will be provided to the Selection Committee by staff of the Department of Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology.
The nomination must include a written statement detailing how the nominee meets the Selection Criteria.
Nominations must be submitted no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

The selection committee will consider all students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Selection Process

The award of the scholarship shall be made at the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Head of College, Arts and Social Sciences, or nominee (Chair);
  • Head of Department, Anthropology, Archaeology and Sociology, or nominee; and
  • A staff member of the Discipline of Archaeology as nominated by the Chair.

The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award a Scholarship in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no applicant of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection process.

Payment

Monies payable to the recipient of an award shall be paid in a single instalment after the census date of Study Period 1.

Conditions of the Scholarship

If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award. Where an award is terminated pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may be awarded to another suitable applicant.

The requirements of the Scholarship shall not make the awarding of the Scholarship conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.

A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaints Policy and Procedure.

Administration of the Scholarship

The scholarship shall be administered by the College of Arts and Social Sciences, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the scholarship.

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation.

Definitions

Unless there appears a contrary intention in these rules:
“academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research;
“academic record” means the official records of the University, or any other academic institution that details the levels of academic achievement attained by the person whose academic record it is;
“award” means the scholarship;
“awardee” means the recipient of a scholarship; and
“applicant” means the person applying for the scholarship
“nominee” means the person nominated for the scholarship