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Carlyle Greenwell Completion Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship in anthropology
A scholarship to support an anthropology research student to complete their research thesis.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$35,000 per annum (pro-rata for up to 6 months)
  • Domestic or international MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
15 March 2021 30 April 2021

How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship provides a stipend equivalent of $35,000 per annum (pro-rata) for up to six months, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a full-time master of philosophy or PhD in the Department of Anthropology
  • be undertaking research in the field of anthropology
  • expect to complete your degree within the next six months
  • not have used more than the maximum candidature for your degree per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy
  • not hold another primary stipend scholarship for the intended duration of this scholarship.


This scholarship was founded from a bequest from the Carlyle Greenwell Research Fund.

1. Background

a. Funded by a bequest from The Carlyle Greenwell Research Fund for students in Anthropology, this Scholarship is to support a student enrolled in a postgraduate research degree in the area of Anthropology to complete the writing up of the thesis based on their research.

2. Eligibility

a. The recipient must be currently enrolled for full-time studies in either a Masters by Research or PhD within the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney.

b. The applicant must be undertaking research in the field of Anthropology.

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 not currently hold another primary stipend scholarship for the intended duration of this Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

i. an outline of their current progress and plan for completion of their thesis, and

ii. a letter of recommendation from their research supervisor.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by Head of School of Social and Political Sciences on the recommendation of the Anthropology selection committee consisting of:

i. the Chair of Department of Anthropology or their nominated delegate, and

ii. at least two other academic staff members in the Department of Anthropology

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum (pro-rata) for up to six months, subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.

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

c. No other amount is payable.

d. 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 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. if the student 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 student 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 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.

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.