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Research Scholarship in Development of Nozzle Technology

A research scholarship

University RTP stipend rate to support a PhD student undertaking research in the development of nozzle technology for marine cloud brightening.

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Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Engineering
  • Hold an honours degree
  • Background in Mechanical, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, or closely related discipline
  • Willing to conduct research into the development of nozzle technology for marine cloud brightening.
17 February 2022 09 March 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to 3.5 years. 

Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee (SSAF) are also provided for a successful international applicant, for up to 14 research periods. 

Note: The scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic performance and availability of funding.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a PhD within the University of Sydney
  • be willing to conduct research into the development of nozzle technology for marine cloud brightening
  • hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Aerospace, or other closely related engineering or applied sciences discipline (e.g. Applied Physics)
  • have a background in Mechanical, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, or closely related discipline. 

Background

This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student who is undertaking research in the development of nozzle technology for marine cloud brightening. 

This project focuses on the multiphase fluid mechanics of nozzle technology that has cloud brightening potential. A variety of experimental methods will be used in order to:

a) improve our fundamental understanding of liquid atomization processes as they relate to the generation of sprays with MBR potential and

b) develop detailed experimental data that can be used for the development of computational models.

This Scholarship is funded by a collaboration agreement between Southern Cross University, and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney. 

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student who is undertaking research in Development of nozzle technology for marine cloud brightening.

b. This project focuses on the multiphase fluid mechanics of nozzle technology that has cloud brightening potential. A variety of experimental methods will be used in order to

a) improve our fundamental understanding of liquid atomization processes as they relate to the generation of sprays with MBR potential and
b) develop detailed experimental data that can be used for the development of computational models.

c. This Scholarship is funded by a collaboration agreement between Southern Cross University, and the Faculty of Engineering at University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a PhD within the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into Development of nozzle technology for marine cloud brightening.

c. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Aerospace, or other closely related engineering or applied sciences discipline (e.g. Applied Physics).

d. Applicants must have a background in Mechanical, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, or closely related discipline.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. curriculum vitae
III. a personal statement demonstrating below information:
a. strong analytical skills, basic coding skills, engineering design, and general advanced engineering knowledge as would be expected from a top engineering graduate.

b. research experience in fluid dynamics/thermo-fluids/engineering science, as evidenced through major projects completed in one or more of these areas or through relevant publications,

c. high level of written and oral communication, and
d. experience working in a research laboratory environment.
IV. area of study and/or research proposal, and

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s), or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,629 per annum (indexed on 1 January each year to the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate) for up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee (SSAF) are also provided for a successful international applicant for up to 14 research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

c. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding any potential extension period.

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.

e. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. The Scholarship is maintained for PhD students by attending and passing the annual progress evaluation and remaining enrolled in their PhD. For PhD students commencing from 2021 onwards, progression also includes completing 12 credit points of HDR coursework units by the end of year 2.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year 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 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 normally conduct research overseas within the first six months of award.

b. The Scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC) and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student's candidature. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.

c. Scholarship recipients who are not able to travel to Australia to start their degree, may commence their studies overseas part-time. Approval must be sought from the student’s lead supervisor and will only be granted where a progress plan has been agreed and application for remote candidature has been approved by the Associate Dean (Research Education), or their nominee. Students commencing their degree overseas will receive this scholarship initially for 12 months. The stipend payment for the period spent overseas will be paid on a pro-rata basis and made when students arrive in Australia and is subject to confirmation of satisfactory progress from the lead supervisor. Extensions beyond 12 months, if scholarship recipients are not able to travel to Australia, will be considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to the approval of an application to extend their remote candidature.


8. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award within their first six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.

b. The Scholarship recipient may apply for up to 12 months suspension of the Scholarship for any reason during the tenure of the Scholarship. Periods of Scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC). Periods of study towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.

9. Changes in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, Southern Cross University 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 and tuition fees.

10. 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 ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,
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 receives an alternative primary stipend and tuition fee scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend and tuition fee scholarship where it is of higher value,
VI. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. 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.

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.

12. Intellectual Property

a. The successful recipient of this Scholarship must complete the Student Deed Poll supplied by the University of Sydney.

13. Confidentiality

a. The successful applicant is required to keep all confidential information disclosed by the Southern Cross University or the University of Sydney confidential and ensure it is not disclosed to a third party without the prior written consent of the University of Sydney or Southern Cross University, as appropriate, or as required by law.

b. The successful applicant is not permitted to use, and must ensure that its Personnel (and sublicensees, if applicable) do not use, Southern Cross University or the University of Sydney Confidential Information to the commercial, financial or competitive disadvantage of that other Party.

14. Other Requirements

a. The successful applicant must provide Southern Cross University and the University of Sydney with a copy of any proposed publications within 30 days in advance of submitting for publication. Comments and/or reasonable amendments to the publication can be made by Southern Cross University and the University of Sydney to protect their Confidential Information and/or Intellectual Property provided they are given to the publishing Party in writing no later than 14 days before the publication is made.

b. All information or data provided to the successful recipient by the Southern Cross University must remain confidential unless used for the purposes of the research outlined in these terms and conditions.

c. The successful applicant can publish their thesis after it has been submitted to examination, and if examined in confidence, any embargo on publishing the thesis must not