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Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Australian History

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1. Background

a. This scholarship is established to provide financial assistance to postgraduate students undertaking research in Australian history to fund any activity that supports their research, including (but not limited to) conferences, fieldwork, professional membership fees, or equipment.

2. Eligibility

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a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study at a Masters by Research or PhD degree in the Department of History, the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, and the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

NS. Applicants must undertake a research into Australian history.

NS. Applicants must apply for funding to cover expenses that will be incurred as part of their research. Applicants can request funding for expenses of $20,000 or less.

3. Selection criteria

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

1. Academic merit,
Secondly. Field of study and/or research proposal,
Third. budget and
Fourthly. A personal statement stating the following:
I. How the fund will support their research, and
Secondly. If appropriate, or in the event of damage or difficulty, being financial and/or non-financial.

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

Definition as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the 2015 University of Sydney Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy.
Secondly. low socioeconomic status,
Third. caregiver responsibilities,
Fourthly. long-term medical condition/disability (including persistent effects of abuse),
single parent responsibilities,
VI. regional or remote damage,
vii. refugee status and/or
viii. LGBTQ+ identity.

NS. The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship upon nomination by the Head of the History Department or the designated delegate(s).

4. Value

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a. The value of the scholarship will be determined by the head of the history department and indicated in the scholarship offer letter to the recipients. The scholarship award is a maximum of $20,000.

NS. The scholarship value will be paid as a lump sum upon receipt of the scholarship acceptance form.

NS. The scholarship may not be postponed and suspended without prior permission from the school principal.

Dr.. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another field of research without prior approval.

NS. There is no other amount payable.

F. The scholarship will be awarded subject to the availability of funding.

5. Changes in the registry

a. Scholarship recipients must promptly notify HDRAC and their supervisor of any planned changes to their registration including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and promotion or downgrade of nomination. If the award holder does not provide notice of changes specified above, the University may require reimbursement of any excess scholarship funds.

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6. Termination

a. The scholarship will be terminated:

I. Upon resignation or withdrawal of the research degree recipient,
Secondly. at the presentation of the thesis or at the end of the award,
Third. After the recipient has completed the maximum nomination for their degree in accordance with the 2011 University of Sydney (Upper Degree by Research) rule policy,
Fourthly. If the recipient has not resumed studies at the end of the approved leave period, or
V. If the recipient ceases to meet the specific eligibility requirements for this scholarship, (other than during the period in which the scholarship was suspended or during the period of approved leave).

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

1. The course is not carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,
Secondly. Student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or
Third. If the student commits misconduct or any other inappropriate behavior.

NS. The scholarship will be suspended for the duration of any investigation/appeal process.

Dr.. Once the scholarship is terminated, it will only be reinstated due to university error.

7. Misbehavior

a. Where during the scholarship the student engages in misconduct or other improper 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 a refund of the funds provided, the University may require the student to make payments in connection with the scholarship. Examples of this behavior include but are not limited to; Academic dishonesty or research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, implementing or reporting research results, failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation of material Application or other documents related to the scholarship.

NS. The university may request this reimbursement at any time during or after the scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this scholarship, the student agrees to all aspects of any investigation of misconduct in connection with this scholarship that have been disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.

8. Other requirements

a. Recipients are required to keep receipts for up to one year for all costs incurred related to this scholarship.

NS. Recipients may be required to submit these receipts if requested by the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

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