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Professor John Cleverley Memorial Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
Valued at up to $5000 to conduct a master's by research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$5,000
  • Master's by research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
28 March 2022
25 April 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued up to a maximum of $5,000 and will be determined by the selection committee and outlined in the successful recipient’s Scholarship Offer Letter.

Who's eligible

You must: 

  • be currently enrolled to study in a Masters by Research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at the University of Sydney.
  • must 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.

Background

This scholarship has been established to honour the memory of Professor John Cleverley and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking higher degree research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Professor Cleverly impacted many throughout his life, as a school teacher, to his role as Pro Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney. Throughout his life, Professor Cleverley was committed to supporting opportunities for indigenous Australians at the University of Sydney, managing the Aboriginal Teachers’ Aides program for a decade until his retirement in 1993.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to honour the memory of Professor John Cleverley and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking higher degree research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

b. Professor Cleverly impacted many throughout his life, as a school teacher, to his role as Pro Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney. Throughout his life, Professor Cleverley was committed to supporting opportunities for indigenous Australians at the University of Sydney, managing the Aboriginal Teachers’ Aides program for a decade until his retirement in 1993.

2. Eligibility

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

b. Applicants must 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.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. area of study and/or research proposal,
III. a personal statement that addresses how the scholarship will support them in their studies, and
IV. a budget detailing how the funds will be used.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a Selection Committee comprising of the:

I. Associate Dean Indigenous Strategy and Services,
II. Associate Dean of Research Education, and
III. Associate Dean Research, or
IV. their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The value of the Scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and have a maximum value of $5,000. The exact value of the Scholarship will be outlined in the successful recipient’s Scholarship Offer Letter.

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

c. This Scholarship can be used for travel, equipment, fieldwork or any other costs associated with the degree.

d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and may be deferred for up to a maximum of 6 months with prior approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

e. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research without prior approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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:

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

6. 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.