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Norman Haire Fund for Sexology Studies

An undergraduate and postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to honours, master's by research, PhD students and academics who are researching sexology.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
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  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student, or academic affiliate
  • Researching sexology
17 March 2022 13 April 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship value will be determined by the selection committee.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • be enrolled to study in an honours degree, master's by research or PhD, or an academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • be willing to research sexology.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2020 by the generous bequest from Norman Haire to provide financial assistance to honours, master's by research, PhD students and academics who are undertaking research in sexology.

Sexology is the interdisciplinary study of human sexualities, including human sexual interests, behaviours, identities, expectations and experiences.  Sexology encompasses research into human sexualities using tools from a range of fields including biology, criminology, empirical cultural, feminist and queer studies, medicine, psychology and sociology.

Terms and conditions

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 by the generous bequest from Norman Haire to provide financial assistance to Honours, Masters by Research, PhD students and academics who are undertaking research in Sexology.

b. Sexology is the interdisciplinary study of human sexualities, including human sexual interests, behaviours, identities, expectations and experiences. Sexology encompasses research into human sexualities using tools from a range of fields including biology, criminology, empirical cultural, feminist and queer studies, medicine, psychology and sociology.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in an Honours, Masters by Research or PhD at the University of Sydney within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in Sexology.

c. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
 body.II. curriculum vitae,
III. budget summary and justification, and
IV. the research project or activity including:
i. summary,
ii. relevance, significance and innovativeness,
iii. approach and methodology,
iv. outcome and impact, and
v. any potential collaboration with relevant University of Sydney Centres, and Multidisciplinary Initiatives or other entities external to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. A research project or activity which is likely to contribute towards a recognised research output will be highly regarded.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research selection committee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship value will be determined by the selection committee and will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter to the successful recipient(s).

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after receipt of the Scholarship Acceptance Form.

c. The Scholarship will fund expenses such as:

I. travel for primary research,
II. research assistance,
III. purchase and/or reproduction of research materials,
IV. activities to showcase research outputs,
V. marking relief,
VI. conference-related expenses,
VII. visits to the University by scholarly experts, or
VIII. holding of conferences and seminars in a relevant field.

d. The Scholarship will not fund teaching relief or the purchase of computers, audio visual equipment or similar hardware.

e. 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.

f. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
III. if the recipient does not undertake the relevant project or activity for which the funds have been approved within the required time frame,
IV. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application, or
V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave.

b. For Honours recipients, the Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,000 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship

c. For research students, the Scholarship will also be terminated:

I. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,
II. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy, or
III. if the recipient currently holds or receives and accepts an alternative primary scholarship this Scholarship will be determined as a Supplementary scholarship. If the overall supplementary rate paid to the student is more than 75% of the primary amount this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where it is of higher value.

d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

e. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

6. Other Requirements

a. Successful recipients are required to maintain receipts for up to one year for all costs incurred that are relevant to this Scholarship.

b. Successful recipients may be required to produce these receipts if requested by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 by the generous bequest from Norman Haire to provide financial assistance to Honours, Masters by Research, PhD students and academics who are undertaking research in Sexology.

b. Sexology is the interdisciplinary study of human sexualities, including human sexual interests, behaviours, identities, expectations and experiences. Sexology encompasses research into human sexualities using tools from a range of fields including biology, criminology, empirical cultural, feminist and queer studies, medicine, psychology and sociology.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an academic affiliate in a fixed term or continuing position employed at the University of Sydney by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in Sexology.

c. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. budget summary and justification, and
II. the research project or activity including:
i. summary,
ii. relevance, significance and innovativeness,
iii. approach and methodology,
iv. outcome and impact, and
v. any potential collaboration with relevant University of Sydney Centres, and Multidisciplinary Initiatives or other entities external to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. A research project or activity which is likely to contribute towards a recognised research output will be highly regarded.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research selection committee.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship value will be determined by the selection committee and will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter to the successful recipient(s).

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a one-off payment after receipt of the Scholarship Acceptance Form.

c. The Scholarship will fund expenses such as:

I. travel for primary research,
II. research assistance,
III. purchase and/or reproduction of research materials,
IV. activities to showcase research outputs,
V. marking relief,
VI. conference-related expenses,
VII. visits to the University by scholarly experts, or
VIII. holding of conferences and seminars in a relevant field.

d. The Scholarship will not fund teaching relief or the purchase of computers, audio visual equipment or similar hardware.

e. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

f. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Termination

a. The Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation of the staff member from their fixed term or continuing appointment with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney,
II. if the recipient does not undertake the relevant project or activity for which the funds have been approved within the required time frame, or
III. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship.

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the staff member’s appointment is not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,
II. the staff member fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or
III. the staff member has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

c. Payments 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.

6. Other Requirements

a. Successful recipients are required to maintain receipts for up to one year for all costs incurred that are relevant to this Scholarship.

b. Successful recipients may be required to produce these receipts if requested by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.