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David Harold Tribe Postgraduate Research Fellowship

A postgraduate research scholarship

A $15,000 scholarship to support students undertaking research in symphony, sculpture, poetry, fiction, or philosophy.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$15,000  
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Conducting research in symphony, sculpture, poetry, fiction, or philosophy
  • Passed the first year progression assessment
30 August 2022 27 September 2022

How to apply

Apply here for research in Symphony,  Sculpture and Fiction only.

Benefits

The fellowship is valued at $15,000 for both full-time and part-time enrolled recipients.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled to study in a master's by research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or Sydney Conservatorium of Music 
  • be conducting research in symphony, sculpture, poetry, fiction, or philosophy
  • have passed the first year progression assessment of your master's by research or PhD.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants who experience financial disadvantage or hardship due to at least one of the following: identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, low socio-economic status, carer responsibilities, long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse), sole-parent responsibilities, regional or remote disadvantage, and/or refugee status.

Background

Funded by a donation made in 2016 by David Harold Tribe, these fellowships support students undertaking research in Symphony, Sculpture, Poetry, Fiction and Philosophy.

1. Background

a. Funded by a donation from David Harold Tribe, these fellowships support students undertaking research in Symphony, Sculpture, Poetry, Fiction and Philosophy.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in a Masters by Research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be conducting research in one of the following areas:

I. Symphony,
II. Sculpture,
III. Poetry,
IV. Fiction, or
V. Philosophy.

c. Applicants must have passed the first year progression assessment of their Masters by Research or PhD.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. area of study and/or research proposal,
III. a personal statement that demonstrates:
i. their commitment to the area of study, and
ii. If relevant their financial disadvantage or hardship
IV. copy of annual progress evaluation meeting report.

b. Preference will be given to applicants who experience financial disadvantage or hardship due to at least one of the following:

I. identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.
II. low socio-economic status,
III. carer responsibilities,
IV. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)
V. sole-parent responsibilities,
VI. regional or remote disadvantage, and/or
VII. refugee status.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Fellowship by a selection committee consisting of:

I. the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or their nominate delegate,
II. the Dean and Head of School of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music or their nominated delegate, and
III. at least one other academic staff member from each of the following areas:

i. Symphony,
ii. Sculpture,
iii. Poetry,
iv. Fiction, and
v. Philosophy.

4. Value

a. The Fellowship is valued at $15,000 for both full-time and part-time enrolled recipients.

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

c. The Fellowship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred without prior approval.

d. The Fellowship cannot be transferred to another area of research.

e. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Termination

a. The Fellowship 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, or
IV. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Fellowship, (other than during a period in which the Fellowship has been suspended or during a period of approved leave).

b. The Fellowship 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 Fellowship will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

d. Once the Fellowship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

6. Misconduct

a. Where during the Fellowship a student engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Fellowship or in connection with the student’s application and eligibility for the Fellowship), 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 Fellowship. 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 Fellowship.

b. The University may require such repayment at any time during or after the Fellowship period. In addition, by accepting this Fellowship, the student consents to all aspects of any investigation into misconduct in connection with this Fellowship being disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.