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Marion Macaulay Bequest Completion Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship in education or social work
This scholarship aims to support full-time masters by research or PhD students in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

Highlights

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Minimum RTP stipend rate (pro-rata) for 6 months
  • MPhil or PhD student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
26 November 2019 8 January 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate per annum (pro-rata) for 6 months, subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a full-time Master of Philosophy or PhD in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • be conducting research in the field of education or social work
  • be expecting to complete your degree within the next 6 months
  • not have used more than the maximum candidature for your degree
  • not hold another primary stipend scholarship for the intended duration of this scholarship.

Background

This scholarship is funded by a bequest from the Marion Macaulay Fund.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is funded by a bequest from the Marion Macaulay Fund to support a student enrolled in a postgraduate research degree in the area of Education and Social Work to compete the writing up of their thesis based on their research.

b. Established in 1995, the Ms Marion Macaulay Bequest has been bequeathed to the University of Sydney in order to assist students to achieve their education potential in the area of humanities.

2. Eligibility

a. The recipient must be currently enrolled for full-time studies in either a Masters by Research or PhD within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.

b. The student must be undertaking research in the field of Education or Social Work.

c. The student must have a reasonable expectation of completion of their research degree within the next 6 months.

d. The student must not have consumed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy.

e. The student must not currently hold another primary stipend scholarship for the intended duration of this Scholarship.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. an outline of their current progress and plan for completion of their thesis,

III. a personal statement which includes reasons for seeking funding, and

IV. a letter of recommendation from their research supervisor.

b. The student has been awarded the Scholarship by the School of Education and Social Work Postgraduate Research Grants Committee consisting of:

I. Head of School,

II. Postgraduate Research Coordinator, and

III. one other academic staff member.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate per annum (pro-rata) for 6 months, subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.

b. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

c. No other amount is payable.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Leave Arrangements

a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year (pro-rata) 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 (pro-rata) 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.

6. Research Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas during the tenure of this Scholarship.

7. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award.

8. 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.

9. Termination

a. The Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their research degree,

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

III. if the student ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,

IV. upon the student 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 scholarship where it is of higher value,

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

VII. If the student 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.

10. 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.