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Dorothy Cameron Fellowship

A postgraduate research scholarship

A $12,500 scholarship to support the research of the role of women in prehistoric societies from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age. 

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$12,500 
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Researching the role of women in the culture, rituals and belief systems in prehistoric societies from the Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age
  • Applying for funding for expenses that will be incurred as part of your research including travel, fieldwork, technical equipment, and conference attendance
3 May 2021 30 June 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This fellowship is valued at $12,500.

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
  • be willing to conduct research into the role of women in the culture, rituals and belief systems in prehistoric societies from the Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age
  • be applying for funding for expenses that will be incurred as part of your research including but not limited to travel, fieldwork, technical equipment, and conference attendance.

Background

A donation was made in 1992 by Roy and Dorothy Cameron to establish a fellowship for the purposes of encouraging research into the role of women (particularly in the study of belief systems and rituals) in prehistoric societies from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age.

1. Background

a. A donation was made in 1992 by Roy and Dorothy Cameron to establish a fellowship for the purposes of encouraging research into the role of women (particularly in the study of belief systems and rituals) in prehistoric societies from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age.

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 at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into the role of women in the culture, rituals and belief systems in prehistoric societies from the Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age.

a. Applicants must be applying for funding for expenses that will be incurred as part of their research including but not limited to travel, fieldwork, technical equipment, and conference attendance.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. research proposal, and
III. a personal statement demonstrating how their research directly aligns to the role of women (particularly in the study of belief systems and rituals) in prehistoric societies from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age.

b. Preference will be given to meritorious proposals from women applicants.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Fellowship on the nomination of a selection committed chaired by the Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology or their nominated delegate(s) and consisting of at least two of the following:

I. the Head of the School of Archaeology,
II. the Head of School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry,
III. the Head of School of Literature, Art and Media,
IV. the Director of Sydney College of the Arts, and
V. the Head of School of Languages and Cultures, or
VI. their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Fellowship is valued at $12,500.

b. The Fellowship value will be paid as a lump sum payment upon receipt of the Fellowship Acceptance Form.

c. Deferral or suspension of the Fellowship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Dean.

d. No other amount is payable.

e. The Fellowship 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 Fellowship.

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

c. If applicable, successful recipients must take out travel insurance.

6. 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,
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 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.

7. 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.