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Maria Teresa Savio Hooke Research Scholarship in Italian Studies

A postgraduate research scholarship

Stipend or tuition fee scholarship for a PhD student in the School of Languages and Cultures to research Italian studies.

Highlights

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University of Sydney RTP stipend rate or tuition fees (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student in the School of Languages and Cultures
  • Italian studies research
17 August  2021 27 September 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

Domestic student benefit:

  • Full-time students will receive a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate for up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
  • Part-time students will receive a stipend allowance equivalent to 50 percent of the full-time stipend rate for the equivalent full-time duration outlined above.

International student benefit:

  • Full-time students will receive academic course fees for up to 14 research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
  • Part-time students will receive academic course fees for the part-time equivalent.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional or conditional offer of admission or be applying for admission to study a PhD at the School of Languages and Cultures
  • be willing to research Italian studies.

Background

This scholarship is funded by a generous donation from Maria Teresa Savio Hooke to support a PhD student who is undertaking research in the area of Italian Studies.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is funded by a generous donation from Maria Teresa Savio Hooke to support a PhD student who is undertaking research in the area of Italian Studies.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission to study in a PhD within the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

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

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. personal statement which addresses the impact the Scholarship will have on their research.

b. Preference will be given to applicants undertaking research in the areas of the culture of Renaissance Italy which may advance the understanding of contemporary societies.

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

I. the Chair of Department of Italian Studies or their nominated delegate, and
II. at least two other academic staff members in the Department of Italian Studies.

4. Value

a. A domestic recipient enrolled full-time will be provided a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate for up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. A domestic recipient enrolled part-time will be provided with a stipend allowance equivalent to 50% of the full-time stipend rate for the equivalent full-time duration outlined in Clause 4.a.

c. An international recipient enrolled full-time will receive academic course fees for up to 14 research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

d. An international recipient enrolled part-time will receive academic course fees for the equivalent full-time duration outlined in Clause 4.c.

e. An extension is not possible.

f. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

g. No extension is allowed.

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.

c. Clause 6.a and 6.b is not applicable to an international recipient.

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 Scholarship funds.

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. 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 a domestic recipient receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value,
V. if an international recipient receives an alternative primary tuition fee scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative tuition 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.
 

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