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AR Davis Postgraduate Research Memorial Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship aims to assist PhD students from the Department of Chinese Studies and Department of Japanese Studies.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $2500 or $5000
  • Enrolled in a PhD in the Chinese Studies or the Department of Japanese Studies
26 November 2019 29 January 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The maximum value of the scholarship is $5000 for full-time students and $2500 for part-time students. The value will be determined by the selection committee.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a PhD in the Department of Chinese Studies or the Department of Japanese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures.

Background

This scholarship was established in 1988 to honour the memory of AR Davis, a Professor of Oriental Studies from 1954 to 1983, to recognise his contribution to the development of East Asian studies in Australia, and to help preserve the tradition of independent study of which he was an exemplary practitioner.

This scholarship aims to assist PhD students from the Department of Chinese Studies and the Department of Japanese Studies to undertake fieldwork, to attend conferences or help with living expenses.

1. Background

a. This gift fund was established by staff from the Department of East Asian Studies in 1988 as a postgraduate award. It is to honour the memory of A.R. Davis, a Professor of Oriental Studies from 1954 to 1983, to recognise his contribution to the development of East Asian studies in Australia, and to help preserve the tradition of independent study of which he was an exemplary practitioner.

b. This scholarship is to assist PhD students from the Department of Chinese Studies and Department of Japanese Studies to undertake fieldwork, attend conferences or with living expenses.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in a PhD in the Department of Chinese Studies or the Department of Japanese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty or Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit, and

II. a personal statement detailing how the Scholarship will assist them in their studies.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded by the Head of School of Languages and Cultures on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of at least one academic staff member from each of the following departments:

I. Department of Chinese Studies, and

II. Department of Japanese Studies.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship value will be determined by the selection committee and will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter to the successful recipient(s). The maximum Scholarship value is:

I. $5,000 for full-time enrolled recipients, and

II. $2,500 for part-time enrolled recipients.

b. The Scholarship is tenable for one research period.

c. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment on receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.

d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

e. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

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

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

6. Leave Arrangements

a. Not applicable.

7. Research Overseas

a. Not applicable.

8. Suspension

a. Not applicable.

9. Changes in Enrolment

a. Not applicable.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their research degree,

II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

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

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

V. if the student 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. Payments 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.

11. 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 paid to the student, the University may require the student to repay stipend amounts and any other payments made to the student 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.