[email protected] Scholarship

Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

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Grant amount: A $23,082

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2020 5:59am PDT

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: Australia

Location of residency: Australia

University restriction: James Cook University of North Queensland

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AIMS and JCU have a long and rich collaboration history, together generating knowledge and solutions to issues around marine biodiversity, sustainable development, and management of coral reefs, coasts and river catchments. Both organisations seek scientific outcomes that translate into social and economic change. To achieve this, they apply expertise in transforming scientific understanding into the design of practical solutions such as environmental management strategies and improved engineering and policy formulation. Our combined intellectual capital and cutting edge infrastructure provide a rich environment where graduate students can conduct marine research that is not possible elsewhere, and see it translated from knowledge into real world outcomes.  

Critical to this translation is the development of more sophisticated quantitative tools and models that can extract greater meaning from the wealth of data being generated about our valuable marine estate. More than just applying existing statistical and bioinformatics tools, there is a need to develop new quantitative innovations to improve the application of research address the complexities we face today and future environmental, social and economic challenges. 

[email protected] Scholarships support PhD candidates undertaking research projects in areas of collaboration between AIMS and JCU. While marine and coastal sciences have long been at the core of [email protected] collaborations, graduate projects that exploit the complementarity of broader research programs of both AIMS and JCU are encouraged.

These competitive scholarships are open to domestic and international research applicants and have specific requirements, including the inclusion of an Advisor from both JCU and from AIMS.

[email protected] scholarships provide the following:

  • Stipend for 4 years, plus tuition fees if applicable
  • Additional funding support for professional development in quantitative methods appropriate to the project
  • Additional $5,000 per year as stipend top-up or project costs (as agreed between student and supervisors)

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To apply for an [email protected] scholarship, you must:
    • Have at least one supervisor from both AIMS and JCU, who support your application and the proposed project;
    • Preferably, include a supervisor with advanced quantitative skills in a discipline related to your proposed project;
    • Complete the [email protected] application form, attach evidence of AIMS support for your proposed project should your application be successful (see below), and submit it along with your application to undertake a research higher degree at JCU; and
    • Meet all other scholarship and candidature eligibility requirements of JCU.
  • The applicant must:
    • have submitted a completed candidature application for admission into a Higher Degree by Research at JCU and indicated in this application that they wish to be considered for a scholarship OR Be currently enrolled in an eligible degree at JCU and submitted an application for scholarship only.
    • demonstrate English Language proficiency at Band 3a of JCU’s English language requirements by the application deadline if not already enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research at JCU.
    • have an Advisory Panel which complies with the Higher Degree by Research Supervision Procedure.
    • not be in receipt of other major stipend funding (>75% of the base rate), although candidates already receiving a stipend may be eligible for a “top-up” scholarship.
    • be based on a JCU campus (enrolled as an ‘internal’ candidate) to undertake the degree unless formal approval has been granted to be off-campus
    • apply to be, or currently be enrolled as a full-time candidate unless formal approval has been granted for part-time enrolment
    • have completed the degree used to contribute to the scholarship score and degree entry criteria prior to commencing the scholarship.
    • possess at least one of the qualifications specified in Section 3 – Degree and Performance scoring
    • include an English translation if original transcripts are in a language other than English.


  • Preference will be given to applicants and project proposals with a strong quantitative focus