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Modern Greek Studies Foundation Award

A postgraduate reseserch scholarship
This scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to a PhD student researching modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies in the School of Languages and Cultures.

Highlights

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$6000 pa (for up to 3 years)
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Researching modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies
8 January 2020 26 February 2020

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $6000 per annum for up to three years for full-time students. Part-time students will receive $3000 per annum for up to six years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a PhD at the School of Languages and Cultures
  • be researching modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies (including medieval period studies).

Background

This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student undertaking research in modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies for the purpose of purchasing research material to complete their degree.

This scholarship is funded by a donation from The Modern Greek Studies Foundation.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student undertaking research in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies for the purpose of purchasing research material in order to complete their degree.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a donation from The Modern Greek Studies Foundation.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a 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).

3. Selection Criteria

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 a brief introduction to their research project, outline of their current progress towards completion of the thesis, and plan for completion.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the Chair of Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies.

4. Value

a. A recipient enrolled full-time will receive a stipend allowance of $6,000 per annum for up to 3 years.

b. A recipient enrolled part-time will receive a stipend allowance equivalent to 50% of the full-time rate for up to 6 years.

c. 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.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. Not applicable.

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, Scholarships Office 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 Scholarships funds.

10. Termination

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,

V. 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.

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.