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Australasian Pioneers' Club Travel Research Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
Up to $12,000 for a postgraduate research student undertaking research in Australian History requiring a travel component.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $12,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Department of History
  • Undertaking research in Australian History
  • Applying for research travel funding
3 May 2021 30 June 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The value of the scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and outlined in the successful recipient's scholarship offer letter. The scholarship will have a maximum value of $12,000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled to study in a master's by research or PhD within the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • be undertaking research in Australian history
  • be applying for funding for travel that is required as part of your research in Australian history.

Background

The Australasian Pioneers' Club was founded in 1910 to foster mutual help and friendship among people who were the descendants of pioneers, to foster the pioneering spirit in Australasia, and to promote discussion of Australasian history.

The club provided funds to the University in 2008 to establish the Australasian Pioneers' Club Travel Grant. The grant provides financial assistance to postgraduate research students for travel that is required as part of their research in Australian history.

1. Background

a. The Australasian Pioneers' Club was founded in 1910 to foster mutual help and friendship among people who were the descendants of pioneers, to foster the pioneering spirit in Australasia, and to promote discussion of Australasian history.

b. The club provided funds to the University in 2008 to establish the Australasian Pioneers' Club Travel Grant. The grant provides financial assistance to postgraduate research students for travel that is required as part of their research in Australian History.

2. Eligibility

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

b. Applicants must be undertaking research in Australian History.

c. Applicants must be applying for funding for travel that is required as part of their research in Australian History.

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 which includes:

i. the research problem,

ii. the intellectual background to this problem, and

iii. the proposed research methods, material and location.

III. travel budget including an amount for travel insurance, all flights and accommodation relating to the proposal, and

IV. personal statement demonstrating the requirements for travel as part of the research.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a Selection Committee comprising of the Chair of the Department of History or their nominated delegate and two relevant academic staff members.

4. Value

a. The value of the Scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and outlined in the successful recipients Scholarship Offer Letter. The Scholarship will have a maximum value of $12,000.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a lump sum payment on receipt of the Scholarship Acceptance form.

c. Deferral and suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School.

d. The Scholarship cannot be 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. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.

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

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

6. 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.

7. 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. 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.

8. 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.