E. E. Cockell Postgraduate Research Scholarship *
An asterisk (*) indicates that this scholarship is
governed by conditions.
Note: This scholarship is not currently available.
Edith Elaine Cockell has bequeathed a sum of money to The
University of Western Australia (the University) to establish the
Edith E. Cockell Bequest Capital Fund to provide full or
supplementary scholarships to eligible domestic and international
applicants to enrol in a higher degree by research and undertake
research in the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
at the University into the causation, manifestations, treatment
or prevention of mental illness.
Full scholarships are awarded in accordance with the
conditions governing the Australian/University Postgraduate
except as set out below. Supplementary scholarships for both
domestic and international students are governed by the
conditions of the primary award, except as set out below.
Students will benefit from any changes to conditions that are to
their advantage, otherwise the conditions which governed the
scholarship at the time of award will apply.
Definitions and Acronyms
For the purpose of these conditions—
a “domestic applicant” or
“domestic student” is an Australian
or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident;
an “international applicant” or
“international student” is a student
who is a citizen of an overseas country, except New Zealand;
a “primary award” is an
Australian Postgraduate Award or a University Postgraduate Award
or another postgraduate research award recognised by the
a “supplementary scholarship” is
a scholarship that is held in conjunction with a primary award
such as an Australian Postgraduate Award or a University
Postgraduate Award, and that provides benefits no greater
than 75 per cent of the base stipend rate of the primary
APA means an Australian Postgraduate
BGRS is the Board of the Graduate Research
GRSO is the Graduate Research and
HDR is a higher degree by research, which is
a doctorate or master’s course for which at least
two-thirds of the student load for the course is required as
IPRS is an International Postgraduate
SIRF is a Scholarship for International
UPA is a University Postgraduate Award;
UPA(I) is a University Postgraduate Award
1. The scholarship is called the E. E. Cockell
Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
2. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable
an eligible HDR student to undertake research in the School of
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University into the
causation, manifestation, treatment or prevention of mental
Number, Value and Type of Scholarship
3.(1) The number and value of scholarships to be
awarded in each year are determined by the Scholarships Committee
of the University having regard to the income on the fund.
(2) The scholarship may be awarded
(a) a full scholarship;
(b) for domestic
applicants, as a supplementary scholarship to be held in
conjunction with an APA, UPA, or another primary award;
(c) for international
applicants as a supplementary scholarship, to be held
concurrently with a primary award such as a UPA(I).
4. To be eligible for consideration for a
scholarship an applicant must—
(a) be eligible to
enrol or be enrolled as a full-time student or in exceptional
circumstances and with the approval of the University, as a
part-time student in an HDR through the School of Psychiatry and
Clinical Neurosciences at the University by the date of
commencement of their scholarship;
(b) have a
bachelor’s degree with first class honours (H1) or
(c) have been accepted
into the proposed HDR by the BGRS;
(d) be proposing to
undertake research in the School of Psychiatry and Clinical
(e) not have completed
a degree either at the same level as, or at a higher level than,
the degree for which the candidature is sought.
5. The scholarship is awarded to eligible
applicants on the basis of academic achievement as evidenced by
the applicants’ academic records.
6. (1) Domestic applicants must complete and
submit the online application for the APA and UPA in the main
round of applications as advertised on the GRSO website at
by the advertised closing date.
(2) International applicants must complete
and submit an online application in conjunction with the
applications for IPRS and SIRF scholarships as advertised on the
GRSO website at http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/home
by the advertised closing date.
7. The scholarship is awarded by the
Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the School of
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.
Criteria for Continuation
8. Continuation of the scholarship from year to
year is subject to the recipient—
continuous enrolment at the University as a full-time student,
unless otherwise recommended by the Scholarships Committee and
approved by the BGRS; and
(b) submitting, through
their supervisor and the Head of the School of Psychiatry and
Clinical Neurosciences, a satisfactory Annual Progress Report to
the Board of the BGRS.
9. The scholarship is administered by the
10. A scholarship recipient must enrol by the
date set by the University or the scholarship may be withdrawn
and reallocated to another applicant.
11. Any thesis, dissertation or other
publication, resulting from research undertaken by the recipient
while in receipt of the E. E. Cockell Postgraduate Research
Scholarship must acknowledge the support of the scholarship and
carry the University by-line.
12. Intellectual Property is governed by the
University’s Intellectual Property policy available on the
University’s website at http://www.universitypolicies.uwa.edu.au/page/117132.