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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Research Travel Grant Scheme

A postgraduate research scholarship in arts and social sciences
This scholarship provides funding support for PhD students to undertake primary research involving significant travel outside of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $3500
  • PhD or professional doctorate student
  • Applying for research outside of Sydney
28 August 2019 23 September 2019

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at up to $3500.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a PhD degree, Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences
  • have completed at least one year of full-time study in your current degree
  • have completed at least one year of full-time study in the Master of Philosophy if you have upgraded from the degree
  • be applying for funding for primary research that cannot be completed without significant travel outside of Sydney
  • demonstrate that travel is essential to the completion of your research
  • expect these research expenses to incur during the next financial year.

Note: You are not eligible for this scholarship if you have previously received it during your current degree. Preference may be given to students whose research requires them to reside outside of Sydney for a period of time.

1. Background

a. The Scholarship is aimed to enable students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney undertake primary research outside of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must:

I. be enrolled in a PhD degree or Professional Doctorate (Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences) within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and

II. have completed at least one year equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) in their current degree.

b. Applicants who have upgraded from Masters of Philosophy degree must:

I. be enrolled in a PhD degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney at the time of application, and

II. have completed at least one year equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) in the Masters of Philosophy.

c. Applicants must be applying for funding to undertake primary research that cannot be completed without significant travel outside of Sydney.

d. Applicants must demonstrate that travel is essential to the completion of their research.

e. Applicants must be applying for funding for expenses that they expect to incur during the next financial year.

f. Applicants are ineligible for this Scholarship if they have previously been awarded funds under this Scholarship during their current degree.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicants and the amount awarded for the Scholarship will be determined on the basis of:

I. the number and quality of applicants,

II. the importance of the research proposal to each applicant’s overall research topic,

III. the applicants costs and/or budget for the primary research expenses to be undertaken outside of Sydney,

IV. whether the applicant has demonstrated that travel is essential to the completion of their research, and

V. statements from their Supervisor and Head of Department.

b. Priority may be given to applicants whose research requires them to reside outside of Sydney for a period of time.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of the Chair of the Research Education Awards, Grants and Scholarships Committee and an academic staff representative from each of the Schools in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

4. Value

a. The value of each Scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and will have a maximum value of $3,500.

b. The Scholarship is tenable for one year only.

c. The Scholarship value will be paid as a lump sum payment.

d. Where the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee approval is necessary for the proposed research, evidence of such approval must be provided before this Scholarship will be paid.

e. This Scholarship will not fund expenses for conference travel.

f. Recipients may also hold awards under the University’s Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS). Expenses claimed under the PRSS cannot be claimed under this Scholarship.

g. The Scholarship is for commencement in relevant research period in which it is offered for and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

h. No other amount is payable.

i. 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. Leave Arrangements

a. Not relevant.

7. Research Overseas

a. Not relevant.

8. Suspension

a. Not relevant.

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 stipend.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from PhD,

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

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

IV. if the student does not undertake primary research outside of Sydney within the required time frame,

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

VI. 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. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated.

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 any 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.