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Scholarships & Bursaries

The CockerTwo Honours Scholarship in Geology

Joshua D. Cocker, a retired geologist, graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1969 (BSc), 1970 (Hons) and in 1977 with a PhD entitled “Petrogenesis of the Tasmanian Granitoids.” Josh taught geology at the University of Alberta (Canada) and Oregon State University (USA) for eight years with research focussed on seafloor alteration at Macquarie Island. For 21 years he worked in the petroleum industry in Research and Development in Dallas (Texas), Denver (Colorado), and in the Middle East, researching sandstone diagenesis and clay growth.



Available to a student who is commencing an Honours program in economic geology or granitoid rock petrology and associated mineralisation in the Discipline of Earth Sciences, School of Natural Sciences in Semester 1, 2020. Selection will be based on academic merit and the quality of the research project and financial need.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all components of their Honours degree.


$10,000. The scholarship provides a $5,000 living allowance and $5,000 towards research costs for the School.


One year

Closing Date

31 October 2019


Applicants must apply online and forward a copy of the referee's report to two referees. All potential Honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator for Earth Sciences, Dr Martin Jutzeler at The Honours Coordinator can provide additional information regarding suitable projects.

Referee's Report for Honours and Postgraduate applicants (DOC, 1115kb)
Provide an electronic copy of this report to each of your two referees (hons and postgrad applicants only).

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.