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Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Scholarship Fund

A postgraduate scholarship
$5000 scholarship for a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies student, or a PhD student researching peace and conflict.

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$5000
  • Master of Peace and Conflict Studies or PhD students researching peace and conflict
15 October 2020 11 November 2020

How to apply

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Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $5000 per annum for full-time enrolled students and is tenable for one year.

The scholarship is valued at $2500 per annum for part-time enrolled students and is tenable for up to two years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • enrolled within the School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in either the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies or a PhD conducting research in Peace and Conflict.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2016 through a generous donation to support postgraduate students at either Masters or PhD level who are enrolled in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship was established in 2016 through a generous donation to support postgraduate students at either Masters or PhD level who are enrolled in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants must be enrolled within the School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney in either:

I. the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, or

II. a PhD conducting research in Peace and Conflict.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. demonstrated financial need, and

III. a personal statement explaining the applicant’s reasons to study Peace and Conflict Studies and what they plan to achieve at the completion of their degree.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection consisting of the:

I. Head of School of Social and Political Sciences,

II. Chair of Peace and Conflict Studies, and

III. program coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies, or

IV. any of their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at:

I. $5,000 per annum for full-time enrolled students and is tenable for one year only, or

II. $2,500 per annum for part-time enrolled students and is tenable for up to a maximum of two years.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of:

I. each semester for coursework students, and

II. Research Period 2 and Research Period 3 for research students.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School of Social and Political Sciences.

d. The Scholarship cannot be suspended and is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain:

I. a minimum Semester Average Mark (SAM) of 65 each semester if enrolled in a coursework degree, or

II. satisfactory academic performance if enrolled in a research degree.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. 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. 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,

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
V. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. 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,

III. 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).

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

d. 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.
 

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