A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to a student researching modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies in the School of Languages and Cultures.
|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|$6000 p.a (for up to 3 years)||
||28 February 2022||29 March 2022|
This scholarship provides a stipend allowance of $6000 per annum for up to 1.75 years for a full-time MPhil student and up to three years for a full-time PhD full-time student, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Part-time students will receive an equivalent to 50 percent of the full-time stipend rate for up to 3.5 years for a MPhil student and up to six years for a PhD student.
This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a Master of Philosophy or PhD student undertaking research in modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies.
This scholarship is funded by a donation from the George Thomas Modern Greek Studies Foundation.
a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a Master of Philosophy or PhD student undertaking research in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies.
b. This Scholarship is funded by a donation from the George Thomas Modern Greek Studies Foundation.
a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Master of Philosophy or PhD within the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must be conducting research into Modern Greek and/ or Byzantine Studies (including Medieval period studies).
a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. research progress,
III. research achievement, and
IV. application letter which includes:
i. a brief introduction to their research project,
ii. outline of their current progress towards completion of the thesis,
iii. a plan for completion and
iv. research progress and/or achievement.
b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the Chair of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies or their nominated delegate.
a. A PhD recipient enrolled full-time will receive a stipend allowance of $6,000 per annum for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
b. A PhD recipient enrolled part-time will receive a stipend allowance equivalent to 50% of the full-time rate for up to 6 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
c. A Master of Philosophy recipient enrolled full-time will receive a stipend allowance of $6,000 per annum for up to 1.75 years. If the MPhil recipient is enrolled part-time the duration will be for up to 3.5 years and payment will be provided at 50% of full-time rate. The stipend is 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 the potential extension period.
d. 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.
e. No other amount is payable.
f. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.
a. Progression is subject to attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
a. The Scholarship will be terminated:
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. upon the student 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 receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship where it is of higher value. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be converted to a supplementary stipend scholarship. A recipient may hold supplementary stipend scholarship(s) that have a total supplementary amount paid to the student of no more than 75% of the primary amount per annum,
V. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI. 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 unless due to University error.
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.