Cockell Research Collaboration Awards

UWAlogoThe Cockell Research Collaboration Awards were established in 2015 to to honour the late Edith Elaine Cockell who bequeathed a sum of money to The University of Western Australia for the purpose of facilitating research into the cause and treatment of mental illness.

The Awards encourage medical research scientists in Western Australia, from early-career, mid-career to senior scientist, to develop national and international research collaborations that investigates the cause and treatment of mental illness. The Awards aim to facilitate cross-institutional ties with academic institutions or organisations that lead to long-term alliances and advanced clinical knowledge into the cause and treatment of mental illness.

A maximum of $15,000 shall be available for each Award.


The Conditions and procedures governing the Awards are subject to regular review by the Research Committee to ensure that they are relevant and clearly articulate the main principles for selection.

Applicants should refer to the eligibility and career-level guide and the Cockell Research Collaboration Award Conditions to ensure they meet eligibility requirements before commencing this application.


Applications for 2018 Cockell Research Collaboration Awards are now closed. Applications for the 2019 round will open in August 2018.


Certification Form

Please download the Certification Form (PDF or fillable PDF format, available below) and upload in the online application with all required signatures.

Cockell RCA Certification Form (PDF)

Cockell RCA Certification Form (fillable PDF)


Key Dates

Call for Applications – 29 August 2017

Applications close – 26 September 2017, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – November 2017

Funds distributed – January 2018

Annual Report Forms

Annual Report Form

Acquittal Report Form



Previous Recipients