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Tom and Dorothy Cook Scholarships in Tropical Health

The endowed fund that supports this scholarship was established by a bequest from Tom and Dorothy Cook in 1996.  The scholarships are offered to higher degree research students in the field of Tropical Public Health research who have a principal focus in the Mackay region. The scholarship program aims to complement JCU's College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science research strategy by:

- strengthening an existing area of research;

- building an area of potential research excellence; or

- attracting excellent personnel to health research.


This Scholarship is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy

Student Type

Higher Degree Research -PhD, Masters by Research

Area of StudyTropical Public Health
Total Value $30,000 per year plus $5,000 project expenses.
Duration3.5 years PhD /2 years MPhil
Number of Scholarships available 2
Applications CloseClosed

The Tom and Dorothy Cook scholarships in Tropical Health will be open to competition among candidates who:

  • Are commencing or considering a MPhil or PhD at JCU; and
  • Have a research project related to the Tropical Public Health field in the Mackay region; and
  • Meet the JCU’s admission requirements for MPhil or PhD degree.

Open to full-time and part-time students.

Open to domestic students only in 2021.

Students identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in descent are highly encouraged to apply.

$30,000 per year plus $5,000 project expenses. The payments will be made as a fortnightly stipend.

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Prospective applicants are asked to provide:

  • A cover letter; and
  • An up-to-date CV; and
  • Full academic transcript; and
  • A research summary (up to two pages) including project background, proposed methodology and relevance to Mackay region; and
  • Details of two referees (email/address/contact number).

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation that it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Introduction

The endowed fund that supports this scholarship was established by a bequest from Tom and Dorothy Cook in 1996.  The scholarships are offered to higher degree research students in the field of Tropical Public Health research who have a principal focus in the Mackay region. The scholarship program aims to complement JCU's College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Science research strategy by:

- strengthening an existing area of research;

- building an area of potential research excellence; or

- attracting excellent personnel to health research.

This grant is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Value and payment of the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship is $30,000 per year plus $5,000 project expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

The Tom and Dorothy Cook scholarships in Tropical Health will be open to competition among candidates who:

  • Are commencing or considering a MPhil or PhD at JCU; and
  • Have a research project related to the Tropical Public Health field in the Mackay region; and
  • Meet the JCU’s admission requirements for MPhil or PhD degree.
  • Open to full-time and part-time students.

    Open to domestic students only in 2021.

    Students identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in descent are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Prospective applicants are asked to provide:

  • A cover letter; and
  • An up-to-date CV; and
  • Full academic transcript; and
  • A research summary (up to two pages) including project background, proposed methodology and relevance to Mackay region; and
  • Details of two referees (email/address/contact number).

Administration of the Grant

This grant shall be administered by the Graduate Research School (GRS), 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 Graduate Research School in the payment of a fortnightly stipend.

Please refer to Glossary of Terms.