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Graduate Walk - Cairns  

Graduate Walk

The Walk celebrates the success of JCU graduates.  In recognition of a donation in the name of a graduate, pavers created from Chillagoe marble, on which the names of the graduate has been engraved, will line the pathways through the heart of each of the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Read more about how you can leave your mark or to order and donate online

Emeritus Professor Richard (Rick) Speare  

The Rick Speare Memorial Fund

Emeritus Professor Richard (Rick) Speare was tragically killed in a car accident on the Atherton Tablelands on 5 June 2016.  His family have requested a Memorial Fund be set up to continue his work with the Atoifi Health Group in the Solomon Islands.  This Group brings together people from community, health services, research institutes, universities and professional organisations in a remote provincialsetting that face numerous health challenges. The Atoifi Health Research Group is committed to train and support a generation of young Pacific Islander health professionals and researchers to investigate local health issues and create locally appropriate solutions to those problems.


Surgical Research



The Surgical Research Fund - James Cook University Cairns Campus. 

The fund will promote and encouage undergraduate and postgraduate surigcal research in Cairns and Far North Queensland.  It will be used to provide financial support to eligible applicants to undertake research in surgery or fields relevant to surgical practice.  Funds may be awarded to cover costs including salaries, data gathering, conferences and seminars, equipment, consumables or other reasonable items of expenditure.


Maggie Grant  

Maggie Grant Memorial Fund

Maggie Grant was a foundation member of the, then, Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University from 1993 and of the School of Medicine (later College of Medicine and Dentistry) from 1999 until her untimely death on April 9 2015. Before JCU, Maggie spent a decade in the Kimberley region of Western Australia where as a nurse-midwife and educator, she played a key role in developing Aboriginal community controlled health services with her husband Ian Wronski and in establishing Aboriginal Health Worker education and training.

A memorial fund in honour of Maggie Grant's life and work has been established to benefit students and to further the values that she exemplified. Donations can be made via the fund website or directly into envelopes that will be provided at the memorial. All donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible and a receipt will be issued.

  Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine     

John Breinl Tropical Disease Research Fund

In memory of the late Dr John Breinl ED, the family has requested that tribute be shown by way of a donation to this research fund which will support tropical disease research conducted by James Cook University's Discipline of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  This was an area in which Dr Breinl was passionate.


 Minke Whale Research Fund

The Minke Whale Project (MWP) Fund supports research into dwarf minke whale biology, behavior and sustainable tourism interactions. Your donation will help provide basic equipment for conducting our field research to answer important questions for the conservation of dwarf minke whales and sustainable swim-with-minke whales tourism. It will also support MWP postgraduate students' project expenses, and it will help the MWP to continue research into sustainable dwarf minke whale tourism into the future


 The Myanmar Project

This research project is aimed at discovering the links between the parasitic infection lymphatic filariasis (LF) and progression to its chronic disease sequelae, elephantiasis. LF is the second leading cause of disability globally affecting 120 million people living in some of the world's poorest countries. If we can find out what drives progression from infection to disability then we can develop interventions to prevent this. This study is the research project of Doctoral Candidate, Jan Douglas. 100% of donated funds will be used in the study, the  university does not collect any fees.


Balimo Health District  

Balimo Health Worker Support Fund

This fund has been set up by Tanya Diefenbach-Elstob to support community health workers based at Balimo District Hospital in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

Local capacity-building is an essential part of our collaborative work in the Balimo region. Our aims with this fund are two-fold:

  • Direct support of local health workers. This includes provision of equipment that can enhance their day-to-day health-related activities; as well as through upskilling by providing funds to assist in undertaking research and coursework degrees at JCU.
  • Support of the Balimo District Hospital laboratory through supply of equipment and consumables that allow the laboratory to expand its diagnostic abilities.


 Prof Ross Spark  

 Ross Spark Memorial Fund

At the time of his death on 28 January 2013, Professor Ross Spark  was Head of the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine & Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, a position which he had held since December 2010.  The School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences has set up the Ross Spark Memorial Fund to support an indigenous public health scholarship within the school.




 Julia Cooper Memorial Wildlife Research Bursary

The Bursary was established in 2012 by Dr Martin Cohen and Tim Parker, remaining directors of Wild About The Tropics, in memory of their third director, Julia Cooper who passed away in 2011 aged 33. Read more about this bursary. If you would like to donate to this fund




The Amuthan Medical Research Fund

The Amuthan Medical Research fund was established in 2013 in memory of Amuthan Annamalai, a Year 6 medical student at James Cook University who passed away on 25 January 2013.

The objective of the fund is to improve the health of under-served populations in the tropics through medical research and community development in the fields of public health/health promotion, infectious diseases (especially typhoid and/or Dengue fever) and/or health services. The fund will support research that will lead to improved quality of life, health equity and excellence in clinical care for people living in the tropics.



Emeritus Professor Barbara Hayes  

 The Barbara Hayes Memorial Prize

A prize in Nursing, in memory of the late Emeritus Professor Barbara Hayes who passed away on 17 March.  Barbara was the Foundation Head of the Department of Nursing Sciences (1989-1997) and Foundation Professor of Nursing Sciences (1989-2006). Barbara’s key legacy in both of these roles was a collaborative and collegial approach to health workforce development that transcended professional divides.





LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) publishes fiction and poetry, as well as criticism and reviews of regional, national and international interest in the areas of literature, media/cinema and culture. Read more Get behind and support North Queensland's oldest literary journal




 Nursing Alumni Prize for Citizenship

The Nursing Alumni Prize for Citizenship is awarded in recognition of a second year undergraduate student's contribution to the life of the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition, Cairns Campus.   In the context of this award, scholarship is demonstrated by sustained engagement in discovery, integration, application and peer teaching.  Generously funded by the Alumni of the School from graduating classes' contributions, this award recognises the balance required in a nurse's approach to their professional life.




Immunity to Frog Chytrid Fungus

Frogs are one of the most charismatic small animals and vital to ecosystem health, but all-too-soon, we could lose them forever. Frogs around the world are threatened by a deadly fungal disease known as amphibian chytrid fungus. We have already lost 6 species from Australia and another 7 are critically endangered. By working with zoos we are developing methods to improve the breeding program to increase survival. Will you help frogs threatened by chytrid fungus? Support us now by using the online form below. 

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University Hall Student Assistance Fund

This fund administered by JCU Halls of Residence supports students with financial hardship to enable them to maintain accommodation at University Hall.



General Donations

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