Established in 1975 from a bequest from the estate of the late Dr Robert Logan, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the University from 1968 to 1973, the income derived from the bequest maintains the awards.
Nature of the Scholarship
The value of the travelling bursary will be determined by the Selection Committee from time to time, to a total not exceeding $14,000 in one year. The bursary will provide assistance to honours and post-graduate students in the Discipline of Molecular and Cell Biology in the following areas:
- travelling grants to attend biochemically-oriented meetings or conferences approved by the Selection Committee;
- travelling grants to visit other Australian university Departments with similar interests, where this travel is essential to further the candidates' research work; or
- grants to assist honours and post-graduate students in the purchase of maintenance items necessary for their research work.
The Robert Logan Memorial Bursary shall be open to competition among candidates who:
- Any full time or part time Honours or postgraduate students in the discipline of Biochemistry at James Cook University; and
- not previously received this bursary during their current course of study.
The Selection Committee will, in the exercise of its absolute discretion, afford consideration to the following criteria:
- content of their written submission;
- character of the applicant; and
- any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.
Applications must be submitted on the official form and can be received at any time during the year. Applicants are encouraged to seek advice on the format of proposals that are likely to be successful from the Head of Molecular & Cell Biology.
Applicants must attach to the official form:
- a written statement (no more than 500 words) outlining the educational, scientific, career and/or strategic benefit to the applicant;
- an itemised budget listing the expected expenditure;
- documentation to support the budget, which may include letters of invitation, confirmation of registration, copies of abstracts submitted, travel and accommodation quotes;
- their curriculum vitae, including academic transcript; and
- any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.
When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you answer all the questions and include all relevant documents. Your application and relevant documents must be submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.
The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant's good character and suitability to receive the bursary, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant's academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University, or any other academic institution.
The award of the bursary will be made at the absolute discretion of the Selection and shall comprise of:
- Head, Molecular and Cell Biology (Chair), or nominee
- At least 3 academic members of the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
The Selection Committee reserves the right:
- not to award a bursary in any year;
- to award a bursary for a period of one or more years; and
- to extend a bursary for the existing recipient.
The Selection Committee may require applicants to undertake an interview as part of their application.
The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the Bursary.
Conditions of the Scholarship
Successful applicants are required to provide copies of receipts for major expenses funded after their trip.
Successful applicants must submit a brief summary of their trip (300-500 words).
If the holder of an award fails to comply with any of these provisions or with any conditions imposed under these provisions, the Committee may terminate the award or withhold any further funds or take such action as it may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder.
The recipient of the scholarship shall continue to receive the award on condition that in the opinion of the Selection Committee, and on advice from the head of the Department in which the recipient is undertaking a course of study, that the recipient maintains a satisfactory level of performance.
Where it is determined that the level of academic performance is unsatisfactory the Selection Committee may in its absolute discretion cancel the award or suspend the award for such time as it may determine and/or until academic performance is considered satisfactory.
Where an award is cancelled pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may, for the remainder of the term for which the original holder would have been entitled to it, be awarded to another suitable candidate.
In the event that the Selection Committee cancels or suspends the student's scholarship, at the request of the student within 14 days, a review of the decision shall be undertaken by an Appeal Panel.
The scholarship shall not be awarded to another suitable candidate before the Appeal Panel makes a final decision on the review. The Appeal Panel shall comprise the Deputy Vice-Chancellor or nominee (Chair); two staff members of the appropriate College appointed by the Dean; and either the Student Association Academic Support Services Coordinator or the Student Association Welfare Coordinator. The staff members appointed by the Dean shall have no association with the teaching of the subject(s) in which the unsatisfactory academic performance is alleged. Unless the circumstances are exceptional, the Appeal Panel shall consider only: the student's grounds for requesting the review; any documents relevant to the finding of unsatisfactory academic performance; and the reasons for the decision by the Selection Committee.
The requirements of the bursary shall not make the awarding of the bursary conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.
In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the scholarship shall be suspended.
Administration of the Scholarship
The bursary shall be administered by the Head, Molecular and Cell Biology on behalf of the Selection Committee.
The funds of the bursary 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 bursary.
Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to the annual income from the fund.
Income from a fund not expended on the award which it maintains, shall be added to and become part of the fund.
Moneys payable in any year to the holder of an award shall be paid at such times and in such amounts as the Selection Committee deems appropriate to the circumstance of each case.
Where a special provision relating to an award provides for the award to be paid in cash, the Vice-Chancellor may direct that in lieu of cash the award to be made in whole or in part in the form of books, instruments or equipment necessary to the awardee's course to a value approximately equal to the stated amount of the award, unless the terms of any trust or the conditions laid down by the donor of the award expressly provide otherwise.
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.
Please refer to Glossary of Terms