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John Anthony Gilbert (Humanities) Research Grant

A postgraduate research scholarship
Valued up to $15,000 for postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences undertaking humanities research interstate or overseas.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $15,000
  • PhD, Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Research humanities
  • Demonstrate travel is essential to the completion of your research
15 January 2021 30 March 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at up to $15,000.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in one of the following postgraduate research degrees at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
    • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Doctor of Arts
    • Doctor of Social Sciences
  • be willing to conduct research in the area of humanities
  • 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 or after partial completion of the degree)
  • have successfully completed your confirmation of candidature
  • 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
  • demonstrate that travel is approved as part of your progress plan discussed at your last annual progress review (APR).

Background

This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who are travelling interstate or overseas to undertake research in the area of humanities.

This scholarship is funded by a bequest made by John Anthony Gilbert in 2011.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences who are travelling interstate or overseas to undertake research in area of Humanities.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a bequest made by John Anthony Gilbert in 2011.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney in one of the following degrees:

I. PhD,

II. Doctor of Arts (DArts), or

III. Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci).

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in the area of humanities.

c. Applicants must have:

I. completed at least one year equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) in their PhD, or

II. completed at least one year EFTSL in their MPhil/Masters by Research if they have upgraded to a PhD from their MPhil/Masters by Research, or

III. completed at least one year EFTSL in their MPhil/Masters by Research if they have been admitted to a PhD after partial completion of their MPhil/Masters by Research, and

IV. have successfully completed their confirmation of candidature.

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

e. Applicants must demonstrate that the:

I. travel is essential to the completion of their research, and

II. travel is approved as part of their progress plan discussed at their last annual progress review (APR).

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. area of study and/or research proposal,

III. letter of support from the student’s supervisor,

IV. a detailed budget including, flights, accommodation, library/archive access fees, documentation fees etc, and

V. a personal statement that demonstrates the following:

i. their area of research is in humanities, and

ii. that travel is essential to their research.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the FASS Postgraduate Research Scholarships selection committee consisting of:

I. Associate Dean (Research Education) or their nominate delegate, and

II. Head of Schools or their nominate delegate from each of the following Schools in Humanities:

i. School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry,

ii. School of Languages and Cultures,

iii. School of Literature, Art and Media, and

iv. Sydney School of Education and Social Work. (Humanities related research areas only.)

4. Value

a. The value of the Scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and will have a maximum value of $15,000. The exact value of the Scholarship will be outlined in the successful recipients Scholarship Offer Letter.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a lump sum payment on receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.

c. The scholarship must be utilised within 12 months of award and prior to the submission of the student’s thesis.

d. The Scholarship will not fund travel expenses that are funded by other sources of funding or Scholarships. It may be awarded to cover costs in excess of funds already obtained from elsewhere.

e. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

f. No other amount is payable.

g. The Scholarship 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 Scholarship.

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

6. 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. 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 undertake the travel for which the funds have been approved within the required time frame of 12 months from award of scholarship,

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.

7. 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.

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