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Postgraduate Travel Bursary in Classics and Ancient History

A postgraduate research scholarship

This travel bursary supports a Masters by Research or PhD student conducting research in classics and ancient history.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$1,980
  • Masters by Research or PhD students
  • Conducting research in classics and ancient history
  • Travel outside Australia
23 August 2022 6 October 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $1,980.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled to study in a Masters by Research or PhD within Classics and Ancient History, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • conduct research into Classics and Ancient History
  • be applying for funding to be used to fund or partly fund your travel costs outside Australia
  • be applying for funding to be used within twelve months of receiving the scholarship.

Previous holders of this scholarship are not eligible.

Background

This scholarship is funded by a donation from multiple donors.

1. Background 

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a Masters by Research or PhD student who is undertaking research in Classics and Ancient History to undertake research outside Australia.

b. This Scholarship is funded by a donation from multiple donors.

2. Eligibility 

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled to study in a Masters by Research or PhD within Classics and Ancient History, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. 

b. Applicants must conduct research into Classics and Ancient History.

c. Applicants must be applying for funding to be used to fund or partly fund their travel costs outside Australia.

d. Applicants must be applying for funding to be used within twelve months of receiving the scholarship.

e. Applicants may receive this scholarship once only.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. travel budget (including all other sources of funding),  
II. personal statement which details their need for the funding and explains how international travel will advance their core research aims, and 
III. written support from their research supervisor or auxiliary supervisor.

b. Preference will be given to applicants who have no other means of funding their international travel for research. 

c. The successful applicant will be awarded on the nomination of the Chair of Classics and Ancient History.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $1,980. 

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a lump sum payment upon receipt of the Scholarship Acceptance form.

c. The recipient must commence and complete their international travel within 12 months from the Scholarship start date which will be outlined in the Scholarship Offer Letter.

d. Deferral and suspension of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School.

e. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research without prior approval from the Head of School.

f. No other amount is payable. 

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

5. Other Requirements 

a. Recipients are required to write a report to the School upon their return. The recipient will also be required to give a presentation.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their research degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,
III. if the recipient does not undertake relevant international travel as part of their research degree,
IV. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy, 
V. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI. 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).  

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.  

7. 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.