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John Frazer Scholarship

An honours and postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship aims to support honours and postgraduate research students studying in the Department of History.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5000 (honours) and $8500 (master's)
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons) or master's by research at the┬áDepartment of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Willing to research in the field of history
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How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000 per annum for full-time honours students, $8500 per annum for full-time master's by research or PhD students and is tenable for one year.

This scholarship is valued at $2500 per annum for part-time honours students, $4250 per annum for part-time master's by research or PhD students and is tenable for two years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled to study within the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry in a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, combined Bachelor of Arts/Advanced Studies final year (Honours in History), Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours in History), master's by research or PhD.
  • be willing to conduct research in the field of history (if you are enrolled in a postgraduate research degree).

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 to provide assistance to honours and postgraduate research students studying in the Department of History to pursue advanced studies or research in the field of history.

This scholarship is funded by a bequest made by the Honourable John Frazer, MLC in 1890.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 to provide assistance to Honours and postgraduate research students studying in the Department of History to pursue advanced studies or research in the field of history.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a bequest made by the Honourable John Frazer, M.L.C in 1890.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study within the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney in one of the following degrees:

I. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History,

II. Combined Bachelor of Arts/Advanced Studies final year (Honours in History),

III. Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours in History),

IV. Masters by Research, or

V. PhD.

b. Masters by Research or PhD students must be conducting research in the field of History.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. curriculum vitae,

III. referee report from their academic supervisor, and

IV. a personal statement which describes how the Scholarship will assist them in their studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of:

I. Head of School, SOPHI or their nominated delegate, and

II. at least two other academic staff.

4. Value

a. A successful recipient enrolled full-time will receive the Scholarship for up to one year and the Scholarship will be valued at:

I. $5,000 per annum for full-time enrolled Honours students,

II. $8,500 per annum for full-time enrolled Masters by Research or PhD students.

b. A successful recipient enrolled part-time will receive the Scholarship for up to two years and the Scholarship will be valued at:

I. $2,500 per annum for part-time enrolled Honours students,

II. $4,250 per annum for part-time enrolled Masters by Research or PhD students.

c. A scholarship recipient who changes their enrolment from full-time to part-time study during the Scholarship tenure must have the change approved by the Head of School. If approved, the part-time scholarship is tenable for the part-time equivalent of the remaining full-time duration and is valued at:

I. $2,500 per annum for part-time enrolled Honours students,

II. $4,250 per annum for part-time enrolled Masters by Research or PhD students.

d. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of:

I. each semester for Honours students, and

II. Research Period 2 and Research Period 3 for Masters by Research or PhD students.

e. The Scholarship may be deferred for up to 6 months with prior permission of the Head of School.

f. This Scholarship it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

g. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

h. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic performance.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

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

V. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. For Masters by Research or PhD students, the Scholarship will also be terminated:

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

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

III. if the recipient currently holds or receives and accepts an alternative primary scholarship this Scholarship will be determined as a Supplementary scholarship. If the overall supplementary rate paid to the student is more than 75% of the primary amount this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where it is of higher value.

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

d. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.