Hunter Research Project Support Scholarship
(Alison Hunter Bequest)
The Graduate Research School is calling for applications for two grants of between $5,000
and $8,000 for use in 2020.
Students must be conducting undertaking a Higher Degree by Research doing research on
the Great Barrier Reef and/or the environmental impacts of climate change and
anthropogenic stressors in another environment primarily in Australia. However projects may
have international locations (such as coral reefs in Australia, the Red Sea and Caribbean).
Funds may be used for, but not limited to, the following areas:
Purchase of equipment
Travel and associated field trip expenses (e.g. boat hire)
Analytical services
Library visits or visits to appropriate labs to learn new methods etc
Conference attendance (if the student is presenting their research work)
Successful recipients will be asked to produce an impact report, article or video at the end of
the funding year. The impact report/article/video should document how the research
transpired and what outcomes have, or will, come from the project, the communities that
have benefited and any on-going research. This report/video may be used in conjunction
with the Donor’s name in University communications.
Selection Panel: College Science & Engineering, Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES) Group.
Note: You do not have to be a student in the EES group to be eligible for the award.
If you wish to apply to receive these funds, please complete the below details and return to by 5pm on 30 September 2019.
About the Donor: Alison Hunter is a born and bred North Queenslander from Mackay. She attended
JCU between 1974 and 1977 and completed her BA in Geography with Honours in 1977. She returned
to JCU in 1980 as a staff member, working for 15 years in the JCU Library (now the Eddie Koiki Mabo
Library) in Townsville. Alison chose to give back to the University in a practical way that would benefit
not only students but also the North Queensland environment, focusing on the Great Barrier Reef
and/or anthropogenic and climate change impacts. She specifically wants to provide assistance for
graduate students who may not have sufficient funding to enable them to “think wider, aim higher,
and achieve great things.
Part 1: Applicant’s Details
Student ID Number:
Currently enrolled:
Professional Doctorate
Masters by Research
Study Rate:
Part Time
Study Mode:
Primary Advisor Name
Thesis Due Date:
Part 2: Project Details
Amount requested, planned use of the funds which is rigorous, achievable, innovative, and
compatible with time left in candidature (30%):
Why the proposed project is important, needed and likely to result in significant advancement in
knowledge and understanding of the environment and/or practical improvements in the way
environments are managed (50%);
Academic record: Please list qualification/s and GPA/s (10%):
Research Outputs: Please list any publications or other research outputs that you have (10%):
Applicant’s Signature
I confirm that the above information is true and correct, and if successful agree to use the funds for
research project expenses in accordance with the financial policies of JCU.
Primary Advisor’s Signature
I confirm that I have read the proposal and support this candidate’s application for competitive
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