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Arthur Macquarie Travelling Scholarship

A postgraduate research travel scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to PhD or Doctor of Arts students to travel to Italy or other places known for their artistic achievement.

Highlights

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Up to $15,000 (for 6 months)
  • PhD or Doctor of Arts student in the Department of English, Department of Art History or Sydney College of Arts
  • Researching Australian poetry or sculpture, or Australian artist working in sculpture
  • Demonstrate that travel is required for your studies
12 March 2020 9 April 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will have a maximum value of $15,000 and is tenable for six months.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a PhD or Doctor of Arts in the Department of English, Department of Art History or Sydney College of Arts
  • be researching Australian poetry or sculpture (including art history and theory), or be an Australian artist working in sculpture as part of your studies
  • demonstrate that travel to Italy or other places known for your artistic achievement is required as part of your research.

Background

This scholarship was established to promote Australian culture in poetry or sculpture (including art history and theory). It provides financial assistance to PhD or Doctor of Arts students to allow travel to Italy or other places known for their artistic achievement. 
This scholarship is funded by a bequest from Arthur Macquarie, of East Molesey, Surrey, England made in 1953.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established to promote Australian culture in poetry or sculpture (including Art History and Theory). It provides financial assistance to PhD or Doctor of Arts students to allow travel to Italy or other places known for their artistic achievement.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a bequest from Arthur Macquarie, of East Molesey, Surrey, England made in 1953

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a PhD or Doctor of Arts at the University of Sydney within the following departments:

I. Department of English,

II. Department of Art History, or

III. Sydney College of the Arts.

b. Applicants must be currently undertaking a PhD or Doctor Arts with a focus on Australian poetry or sculpture (including Art History and Theory), or be an Australian artist working in sculpture as part of their program.

c. Applicants must demonstrate that travel to Italy or other places known for their artistic achievement is required as part of their research.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. personal statement (maximum 500 words) which demonstrates:

i. their area of research in either Australian poetry or sculpture (including Art History,

ii. and their requirement to travel as part of their PhD or Doctor of Arts, and

III. a top line budget breakdown.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a selection committee comprising of:

I. Head of Department of English,

II. Head of Department of Art History, and

III. Head of Department of Sydney College of the Arts,

IV. Director of Creative Writing or

V. their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will have a maximum value of $15,000. The exact value of the Scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and stipulated in the successful recipient’s Scholarship Offer Letter.

b. The Scholarship is tenable for six months only.

c. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after receipt of the 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. 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 Scholarship funds.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated:

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. if the recipient receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship where it is of higher value. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be converted to a supplementary stipend scholarship. A recipient may hold supplementary stipend scholarship(s) that have a total supplementary amount paid to the student of no more than 75% of the primary amount,

V. if the recipient does not undertake the travel for which the funds have been approved within the required time frame,

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

VII. 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. 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.

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 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.

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