A list of prizes and scholarships available to archaeology students at JCU.

 

Jirrkamirndiyarrb, Site 8, 18 May 2008 (L-R) Duncan Kelly and John Roberts (Photograph: DanielRosendahl, IMG_5518)

Richard Brookdale Scholarship

The Richard Brookdale Scholarship was established by Scarp Archaeology in memory of Richard Brookdale, a friend, keen fieldworker and supporter of archaeology in the communities of the Gulf of Carpentaria for many years, who passed away in 2013. The purpose of the Scholarship is to support a student on the Cairns campus accepted into honours or coursework masters degree with an Australian Indigenous archaeology honours topic. The value of the scholarship is $2500. Previous winners include Samantha Aird (2014), Anna Kreij (2015), Sarah Slater (2016).

Field surveys on Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group. (L-R) Sam Aird and Cailey Maclaurin

Tropical Archaeology Research Laboratory Cairns Prize

The Tropical Archaeology Research Laboratory Prize is awarded to the Cairns campus student completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or coursework masters degree, majoring in Archaeology, who achieves the best overall results. The value of the scholarship is $200. Previous winners include Texas Nagel (2013), Samantha Aird (2014), Alison Fitzpatrick (2015).

Palenque, Mexico

Tropical Archaeology Research Laboratory Townsville Prize

The Tropical Archaeology Research Laboratory Prize is awarded to the Townsville campus student completing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or coursework masters degree, majoring in Archaeology, who achieves the best overall results. The value of the scholarship is $200.

Range Hotel

JCU Competitive Research Scholarships

James Cook University offers three types of competitive scholarship:

  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), for domestic applicants only.
  • JCU Postgraduate Research Scholarship (JCU PRS), for both domestic and international applicants.
  • An International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, or (IPRS), for international applicants only.

Previous JCU archaeology scholarship awardees include Sam Aird, Alice Buhrich, Katherine Cameron, Felise Goldfinch, Selene Kenady, Cat Livingston, Texas Nagel, Helene Peck, Nick Roberts and Robin Twaddle.

APAs and JCU PRS are awarded to students of exceptional research potential who are undertaking a higher degree by research (PhD or MPhil). Both awards cover the candidate’s tuition fees and provide a living allowance, but do not cover personal health insurance or the JCU Student Services & Amenities (SSA) Fee. The value of an Award stipend is $25,849 per annum (2015 rates).

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef

Endeavour Scholarships

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships offer support to internationals to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. To apply, you must be from a participating country and/or region.

All recipients will receive:

  • travel allowance: $3,000 (provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
  • establishment allowance: $2,000 (fellowships) or $4,000 (scholarships)
  • monthly stipend: $3,000 (paid up to the maximum category duration on a pro-rata basis)
  • health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients)
  • travel insurance (excluding during programme for international recipients)

 Endeavour scholarship recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.

Student Excavations

Australian Archaeological Association Student Research Grant Scheme

These competitive research grants award funding for costs directly related to archaeological research undertaken by Honours and Postgraduate students, including fieldwork and analysis of data.

In 2016, the amounts awarded are a maximum of $750 for an Honours or Masters by Coursework student, $1200 for a Masters by Research candidate, and $1800 for a PhD candidate.Applicants are required to provide a project outline (1-2 pages), budget, budget justification, and a reference letter from the student's supervisor, in addition to the completed application form.

2016 applications close Wednesday 6 April 2016.

 

Palenque, Mexico

Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. Student Support Fund

The AACAI Student Support Fund was established in 2010 to provide financial assistance to Honours and coursework Masters students engaged in research that directly contributes to consulting archaeological practice. Since then $32,350 has been distributed to 15 recipients.

AACAI provides a seed fund each year, with the remainder being generously donated by archaeological consultants. The Fund is managed by a subcommittee of the Association with applications assessed in a regulated process. They are awarded close to the start of the academic year.

Students are able to spend the money in the way that they decide is appropriate, either to support research costs or to assist with living expenses. No receipting of expenses is required; however, the recipient is requested to acknowledge AACAI (and the donor in cases where they have contributed an entire award) in their thesis and any published material resulting from the research. Publication of an abstract in the AACAI journal is also requested, along with a blog post.

Previous JCU winners include Anna Kreij.

 

 

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