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Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Australian History

1.background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to postgraduate research students who are undertaking research in Australian History to fund any activity that supports their research, including (however not limited to) conferences, field work, professional membership fees or equipment.

2.Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in a Masters by Research or PhD within the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be undertaking research in Australian History.

c. Applicants must be applying for funding for expenses that will be incurred as part of their research. Applicants can request for funding for expenses up to $20,000 or lower.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

academic merit,
II. area of ​​study and/or research proposal,
III. budget, and
IV. personal statement that demonstrates the following:

Yo. how the fund will support their research, and
ii. if relevant, disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial.

b. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate disadvantage or hardship, being financial and/or non-financial based on at least one of the following:

I. identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.
II. low socio-economic status,
III. lack responsibilities,
IV. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse),
V. sole-parent responsibilities,
SAW. regional or remote disadvantage,
VII. refugee status,
VII. identity as LGBTIQ+, and/or
IX. first in family.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the Chair of History or their nominated delegate(s).

4.Value

a. The value of the Scholarship will have a maximum value of $20,000. The exact value will be outlined in the recipients Scholarship Offer Letter.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a lump sum payment upon receipt of the Scholarship Acceptance form.

c. Deferral and suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School.

d. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of ​​research.

and. No other amount is payable.

F. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Changes in Enrollment

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrollment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidacy upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid Scholarship funds.

6.Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their research degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,
III. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidacy for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,
IV. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
V. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, (other than during a period in which the Scholarship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,
II. the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or
III. the student has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

c. The Scholarship will be suspended throughout the duration of any inquiry/appeal process.

d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

7. Misconduct

a. Where during the Scholarship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds provided, the University may require the student to repay payments made in connection with the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and without limitation; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interests), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in the application materials or other documentation associated with the Scholarship.

b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this Scholarship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Scholarship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.

8.Other Requirements

a. Recipients are required to maintain receipts for up to one year for all costs incurred that are relevant to this Scholarship.

b. Recipients may be required to produce these receipts if requested by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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