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The Raymond Hsu Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship supports postgraduate research students in the Department of Chinese Studies in the final stage of their studies.

Highlights

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$5000 or $10,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Chinese Studies
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $5000 for part-time students or $10,000 for full-time students.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Chinese Studies
  • be in the final stage of your candidature
  • be on track to submit your thesis within the normal degree period:
    • If you commenced your candidature before 1 January 2019 – two full-time years (master's degree) or four full-time (PhD). 
    • If you commenced your candidature after 1 January 2019 – 1.75 full-time years (master’s degree) or 3.5 full-time yeards (PhD) or the part-time equivalent.

Background

This scholarship was established in 2013 from a bequest by the late Eulalia Sau-Kuen Hsu to support postgraduate research in Chinese studies, literature or linguistics.

1. Background

a. Established in 2013, this Scholarship has been generously bequeathed by the late Eulalia Sau-Kuen Hsu to support postgraduate research in Chinese studies, Chinese literature, or Chinese linguistics.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be in enrolled in Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be in the final stage of their candidature and be on track to complete and submit their thesis within the normal candidacy period. (For a recipient who commenced their candidature:

I. prior to 1 January 2019, 2 full-time years for Masters or 4 full-time years for PhD or part-time equivalent, or

II. after 1 January 2019, 1.75 full-time years for Masters or 3.5 full-time years for PhD or part-time equivalent.)

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic excellence,

II. research progress, and

III. research achievement.

b. Applicants will be required to submit the following documents as part of their application:

I. a brief introduction to their research project,

II. an outline of their current progress towards completion of the thesis,

III. a plan for completion, and

IV. a short text demonstrating research achievement and academic excellence.

a. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Head of School of Languages and Cultures or their nominated delegate(s) on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of members of the Department of Chinese Studies.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is tenable for six months only and is valued at:

I. $10,000 for a full-time enrolled student, and

II. $5,000 for a part-time enrolled student.

b. The Scholarship will be paid in a single instalment after census date.

c. For recipients who currently hold or are subsequently awarded a primary stipend Scholarship, this Scholarship and its value will be determined as a supplementary Scholarship.

d. 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 of the Head of School of Languages and Cultures.

e. No other amount is payable.

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

g. The Head of School of Languages and Cultures or their nominated delegate(s) has the discretion not to award the Scholarship if there is no applicant of sufficient merit.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year (pro-rata) of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or complete. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.

b. The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year (pro-rata) of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carer’s leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.

7. Research Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient may not conduct research overseas.

8. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award.

9. Changes in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and candidature upgrade or downgrade. If the award holder does not provide notice of the changes identified above, the University may require repayment of any overpaid stipend.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated:

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 recipient currently holds or receives an alternative primary stipend 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 stipend scholarship where it is of higher value,

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

VI. 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.

11. 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.