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Postgraduate Equity Scholarship in Gender and Cultural Studies

A postgraduate scholarship
This scholarship provides financial assistance to postgraduate students who are studying gender studies or cultural studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6000
  • Starting a postgraduate degree in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or have had your studies impacted
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6000 per year and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled or have an unconditional offer to study a postgraduate degree in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
  • enrol in your postgraduate coursework degree in semester 1, or postgraduate research degree in research period 1 or 2 in the year of application
  • be willing to conduct research in gender and cultural studies (if you are enrolled in a postgraduate research degree)
  • demonstrate at least one of the following:
    • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015
    • low socio-economic background
    • carer responsibilities
    • long-term medical condition or be a person with a disability (including the ongoing effects of abuse)
    • sole-parent responsibilities
    • regional or remote disadvantage.

Note: You may only be awarded this scholarship for a maximum of four times.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to postgraduate students who are studying gender studies or cultural studies.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled to study within the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney in one of the following degrees:

I. Masters by Coursework,

II. Masters by Research, or

III. PhD.

b. Applicants with an unconditional offer of admission for a:

I. Masters by Coursework, must be enrolled to study in Semester 1 in the year of application year, or

II. Masters by Research or PhD, must be enrolled to study in Research Period 1 and Research Period 2 in the year of application.

c. Applicants who are enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD must be willing to conduct research in Gender and Cultural Studies.

d. The applicant must demonstrate at least one of the following:

I. identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as defined in the University of Sydney’s Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identity Policy 2015.

II. low socio-economic status,

III. carer responsibilities,

IV. long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)

V. sole-parent responsibilities, and/or

VI. regional or remote disadvantage.

e. Applicants may only be awarded this Scholarship a maximum of 4 times. This includes:

I. once during a Masters by Coursework degree,

II. twice during a Masters by Research degree, and

III. three times during a PhD degree.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. a personal statement of up to 500 words which explains their financial need or personal disadvantage,

II. relevant documents to substantiate their financial need or personal disadvantage (if any), and

III. a personal statement of up to 500 words in support of their interest in studying Gender and Cultural studies.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, or their nominated delegate(s) on the recommendation of a Selection Committee convened by the Chair of Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.

4. Value

a. Both full-time and part-time enrolled successful recipients will receive $6,000 per annum and hold the Scholarship for one year only.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a once-off payment after the coursework census date of the relevant semester.

c. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant period of study in which it is offered. It may be deferred for up to a maximum of 6 months with prior approval of the Head of School of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry.

d. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research, University school, faculty or university 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 / Ongoing eligibility

a. Not applicable.

FOR COURSEWORK STUDENTS:
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. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $6,000 per annum full-time equivalent or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,

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

VI. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

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

c. 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.

FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS:
7. Leave Arrangements

a. Not applicable.

8. Research Overseas

a. Not applicable.

9. Suspension

a. Not applicable.

10. Changes in Enrolment

a. Not applicable.

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

V. 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.

12. 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.