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G. S. Caird Scholarships (Supplementary)

A postgraduate research scholarship
Up to $15,900 per annum for up to 3 years to support research students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $15,900 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Recipient of an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded stipend scholarship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation, or Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award
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How to apply

No application required. Students will be automatically considered on the basis of their application for an ARC funded stipend scholarship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation, or Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award.

Benefits

This scholarship will provide a maximum stipend allowance of up to $15,900 per annum for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The exact value of the Scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and outlined in the recipients Scholarship Offer Letter.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a recipient of the one of the following:
    • an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded stipend scholarship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    • Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation, or
    • Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award.

Background

The G. S. Caird Scholarships (Supplementary) will provide financial assistance to research students who have been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded stipend scholarship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation or the Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award.

This Scholarship is funded by a donation made by Elizabeth Richardson Caird in 1923 in commemoration of her late father Mr G. S. Caird.

1. Background

a. The G. S. Caird Scholarships (Supplementary) will provide financial assistance to research students who have been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded stipend scholarship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation or the Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a donation made by Elizabeth Richardson Caird in 1923 in commemoration of her late father Mr G. S. Caird.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be a recipient of the one of the following:

I. an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded stipend scholarship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
II. Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation, or
III. Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of their application for their primary scholarship. i.e. an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded stipend scholarship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation or Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a selection committee consisting of:

I. Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Arts and Social Science or their nominated delegate(s), and
II. at least two other academic staff members from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Education Committee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a maximum stipend allowance of up to $15,900 per annum for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The exact value of the Scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and outlined in the recipients Scholarship Offer Letter.

b. An extension of the Scholarship of 6 months is available if the recipient holds a primary stipend Scholarship for the entire duration of the extension period.

c. The Scholarship is for commencement in relevant research period in which it is offered. It may be deferred by up to two research periods if approved by the selection committee in writing.

d. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research without prior approval from the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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 attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary stipend scholarship apart from any maternity or parental leave conditions.

7. Research Overseas

b. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary stipend scholarship.

8. Suspension

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary stipend scholarship.

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 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. if the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval from the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,
IV. upon the recipient 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 does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI. 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.

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 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.