ACADEMIC REFEREES REPORT FOR RESEARCH CANDIDATURE
The applicant must send one copy of this form to EACH of the referees nominated on their application.
Referees should be closely associated with the applicants recent work.
Applicant
Family Name or Surname (BLOCK LETTERS):
Given Names:
Referee
Full Name:
Position or Title:
School:
University:
1. How long have you known the applicant: Years Months
2. Please briefly indicate the extent of your knowledge of the applicant’s work:
3. Please assess the applicant’s emotional maturity and readiness for research higher degree studies in the areas
named below by placing a tick in the appropriate box:
No
opportunity
to observe
Below
average
Average
(60-41%)
Above
Average
(40-25%)
Very good
(24-11%)
Excellent
(top 10-6%)
Outstanding
(top 5%)
(i) Knowledge of own discipline
(ii) Ability to express ideas
(iii) Command of research
techniques
(iv) Critical ability
(v) Initiative and motivation
(vi) Ability to plan
(vii) Ability to cope with criticism
(viii) Self-management and
resilience
(ix) Perseverance in pursuing aims
(x) Teaching ability and potential
(if applicable)
(xi) Ability to meet deadlines
(xii) Aptitude for research
Overall ranking for Honours year (if applicable):
Group A Outstanding Outstanding in all components, especially the research project which much demonstrate originality and flair.
Group B SuperiorExcellence and originality in thesis and in most other components of Honours work.
Group C Very GoodSolid performance in all components of Honours work, but demonstrating less flair and originality than Groups B or A.
Group D GoodVariable performance with strong elements of excellence and performance which on balance is first class.
Please provide any additional comments on a separate sheet to be submitted with this report.
REFEREE’S ENDORSEMENT:
I declare that all information provided by me in this report is accurate to the best of my knowledge at this time.
Signature of Referee: Date:
Please forward completed and signed referee report forms to the Graduate Research School, James Cook University (email preferred):
Scholarships and Enrolments Officer Facsimile: +61 (7) 4781 6204
Graduate Research School Email: GRS@jcu.edu.au
Building 17, James Cook University
Townsville, QLD 4810 AUSTRALIA
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