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Lady Galleghan Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Australian Literature

A postgraduate research scholarship

$45 000 per annum for a Master's by research or PhD student in English to research Australian literature. 

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$45,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in English
  • Researching Australian Literature
N/A N/A

How to apply

No application required. Apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship to be considered for this scholarship.

Find out more information on RTP scholarships for domestic and international students.

Benefits

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $45,000 per annum for the following duration:

  • up to 3.5 years for a PhD recipient 
  • up to two years for a master's by research recipient who began studies prior to 1 January 2019
  • up to 1.75 years for a master's by research recipient who began studies on or after 1 January 2019.

No extension is possible.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled, intending to apply, applied for admission, have a conditional or unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in a master's by research or PhD in English, School of Art, Communication and English at the University of Sydney.
  • be conduct research in the field of Australian Literature
  • apply for the University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.

Background

This scholarship is funded by a bequest from Lady Persia Elspbeth Galleghan OBE, to support an outstanding student undertaking a Masters By Research or Doctor of Philosophy in the area of Australian Literature. Lady Galleghan was a generous benefactor to the University, especially in her support for Australian Literature. She also enabled the establishment of the Herbert Blaiklock Memorial Lecture, named after her father, and honouring the poet Henry Kendall.

1. Background

a. This scholarship is funded by a bequest from Lady Persia Elspbeth Galleghan OBE, to support an outstanding student undertaking a Masters By Research or Doctor of Philosophy in the area of Australian Literature. Lady Galleghan was a generous benefactor to the University, especially in her support for Australian Literature. She also enabled the establishment of the Herbert Blaiklock Memorial Lecture, named after her father, and honouring the poet Henry Kendall.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a Masters by Research or PhD in English, School of Art, Communication and English at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must conduct research in the field of Australian Literature.

c. To apply for this Scholarship, applicants must apply for the University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.

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, and
III. previous research experience.

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 Sciences or their nominated delegate,
II. Chair of English or their nominated delegate, and
III. at least one academic staff member from English.

4. Value

a. A full-time enrolled recipient will be provided with a stipend allowance of $45,000 per annum, subject to satisfactory academic performance, as per the following duration:

I. up to year 3.5 years for a PhD recipient,
II. up to two years for a Masters by Research recipient who commenced studies prior to 1 January 2019, and
III. up to 1.75 years for a Masters by Research recipient who commenced studies on or after 1 January 2019.

b. No extension is possible.

c. If a recipient is approved by the Chair of English, School of Art, Communication and English to enrol part-time, they will be provided with a stipend allowance equivalent to 50% of the full-time stipend rate for up to the equivalent full-time student load duration outlined in Clause 4.a., subject to satisfactory academic performance.

d. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding any potential extension period.

e. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred without prior approval from the Head of School, School of Art, Communication and English.

f. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research.

g. No other amount is payable.

h. 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 Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or complete. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.

b. The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.

7. Research Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas within the first six months of award.

b. The Scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC), and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student's candidature. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.

8. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award within their first six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.

b. The Scholarship recipient may apply for up to 12 months suspension of the Scholarship for any reason during the tenure of the Scholarship. Periods of Scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC). Periods of study towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the 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 Chair of English, School of Art, Communication and English 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 receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend fee scholarship where it is of higher value,
VI. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. 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.