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This scholarship is valued at $1,500.
The Milan Malesevic Award in Film Studies has been established to provide financial assistance to Masters by Research or PhD students who are undertaking research in Film Studies at the University of Sydney.
The award was established in 2021 in memory of Milan who passed away at the age of 23 and is funded by his family. Milan graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Bachelor of International and Global Studies (Government and International Relations and Film Studies) in 2019, and with Master of Media Practice and Industry from UTS in 2020. He achieved outstanding results in his studies in film at both universities. The award is dedicated to Milan’s love of research and creative practice in film.
a. The Milan Malesevic Award in Film Studies has been established to provide financial assistance to Masters by Research or PhD students who are undertaking research in Film Studies at the University of Sydney.
b. The award was established in 2021 in memory of Milan who passed away at the age of 23 and is funded by his family. Milan graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Bachelor of International and Global Studies (Government and International Relations and Film Studies) in 2019, and with Master of Media Practice and Industry from UTS in 2020. He achieved outstanding results in his studies in film at both universities. The award is dedicated to Milan’s love of research and creative practice in film.
a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must be undertaking research in film studies.
c. Applicants must be applying for funding for expenses that will be incurred as part of their research including fieldwork, conference attendance or any other related expense.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. area of study and/or research proposal,
III. budget detailing how the funds will be spent, and
IV. a personal statement that demonstrates how the fund will support their research.
b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the
I. Chair of Film Studies, or their nominated delegate, and
II. at least two academic staff members from Film Studies who support students undertaking research in Film Studies.
a. The Scholarship is valued at $1,500.
b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment on receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.
c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School, School of Art, Communication and English.
d. The Scholarship is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.
e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.
f. No other amount is payable.
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 candidature 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 enquiry/appeal process.
d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.
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.
a. The recipient is required to provide a report in two parts:
i. financial (e.g., receipts, evidence of registrations etc), and
ii. research demonstrating how stated research aims were achieved.
b. The report is required to be submitted a maximum of 3 months after the award was used or a maximum of 15 months after the grant was approved. This must be sent to the Scholarships Office firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. The scholarship funds will need to be repaid to the University if evidence is not provided.