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Anderson PhD Completion Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship

This Scholarship is to support students within the Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney to complete their research studies.

Highlights

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University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (for 6 months)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Expected to complete degree in the next 6 months
  • Have completed 3 years full-time PhD canditure
12 November 2020 1 February 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

Unless otherwise stated in the Scholarship Offer Letter, the Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the 2020 University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate per annum for 6 months, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The annual rate is currently $35,000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD in the Department of Philosophy at the School of School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • be undertaking research in the field of philosophy
  • have a reasonable expectation of completion of your research degree within the next six months
  • not have consumed the maximum candidature for your degree*
  • have satisfactorily completed at least three years of full-time PhD candidature as determined by your Postgraduate Coordinator and Supervisor evidenced in your Annual Progress Review (APR).
  • have a most recent APR which must be less than one year prior to the award
  • must not have any unsatisfactory progress outcome in your APRs
  • not be a current or previous recipient of the RTP Stipend Scholarship
  • not currently hold another primary stipend scholarship for the intended duration of this scholarship.

*If you upgrade from a master's by research to a PhD, the candidature you completed as part of your master's will count toward your PhD candidature.

Background

This scholarship is to support students within the Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney to complete their research studies.

This scholarship is funded by a bequest made by Alexander John Anderson in 1997 in memory of his Father John Anderson, Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 1927 to 1958.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is to support students within the Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney to complete their research studies.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a bequest made by Alexander John Anderson in 1997 in memory of his Father John Anderson, Challis Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney from 1927 to 1958.

2. Eligibility

a. The student must be currently enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD within the Department of Philosophy, School of School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. The student must be undertaking research in the field of Philosophy.

c. The student must have a reasonable expectation of completion of their research degree within the next 6 months.

d. The student must not have consumed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy.*

e. The student must have satisfactorily completed at least 3 years of full-time PhD candidature as determined by their Postgraduate Coordinator and Supervisor evidenced in their Annual Progress Review (APR).

f. The student’s most recent APR must have been less than 1 year prior to the award.

g. The student must not have any unsatisfactory progress outcome in their APRs.

h. The student must not be a current or previous recipient of the Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship.

i. The student must not currently hold another primary stipend scholarship for the intended duration of this Scholarship.

*If a student upgrades from a Masters by Research to a PhD, the candidature they completed as part of their Masters by Research will count toward their PhD candidature.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. area of study and/or research proposal,

III. personal statement which includes reasons for seeking funding,

IV. a completion of writing plan in collaboration with their supervisor detailing the individual steps of writing for the 6 months period of the Scholarship,

V. letter of recommendation from their research supervisor, and

VI. copy of APR.

b. The student has been awarded the Scholarship by the Department of Philosophy Research Grants Committee consisting of:

I. Chair of Department of Philosophy or their nominated delegate,

II. Postgraduate Research Coordinator, and

III. at least one other academic staff member.

4. Value

a. Unless otherwise stated in the Scholarship Offer Letter, the Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the 2020 University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate per annum for 6 months, subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.

b. A successful recipient who changes their enrolment from full-time to part-time study during the Scholarship tenure must have the change approved by the Head of School. If approved, the recipient enrolled part-time scholarship will be provided with a stipend allowance equivalent to 50% of the full-time stipend rate for up 12 months, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

c. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

d. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Leave Arrangements

a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year (pro-rata) of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or complete. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.

b. The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year (pro-rata) of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.

6. Research Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas during the tenure of this Scholarship.

7. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award.

8. Changes in Enrolment

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

9. 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. if the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,

IV. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,

V. if the recipient receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value,

VI. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

VII. 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.

10. 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.