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The Frederick Sefton Delmer Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship

$10,000 per annum postgraduate research scholarship for students who are undertaking research in Germanic Studies.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
10,000 p.a.
  • Full-time in a master's by research or PhD in the Germanic Studies
  • Hold an honours degree or a Master of Arts
29 April 2022
26 May 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum for the following duration:

  • up to 3.5 years for a PhD recipient
  • up to two years for a master's by research recipient who began studies prior to the 1 January 2019
  • up to 1.75 years for a master's by research recipient who began studies on or after the 1 January 2019.

Who's eligible

You must: 

  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled to study full-time in a master's by research or PhD in Germanic Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • be willing to undertake research in the field of Germanic studies
  • must also hold at least an Honours degree (first class or second class upper), or a Master of Arts degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or equivalent.

Note: The master's by research or PhD application can be made after the applicant has been made a conditional offer of scholarship.

Background

This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to postgraduate research students who are undertaking research in Germanic Studies.

This scholarship was established from a gift from Miss Margaret Mabel Sefton Delmer to establish an award in Germanic Studies in memory of her father - Frederick Sefton Delmer.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to postgraduate research students who are undertaking research in Germanic Studies.

b. This Scholarship was established from a gift from Miss Margaret Mabel Sefton Delmer to establish an award in Germanic Studies in memory of her father - Frederick Sefton Delmer.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a Masters by Research or PhD in the Germanic Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the field of Germanic studies.

c. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following:

I. an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or
II. a Master of Arts degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or equivalent.

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. curriculum vitae,
IV. previous research experience, and
V. a personal statement which demonstrates:
i. the applicant’s strong research capability,
ii. how they will benefit from the Scholarship, and
iii. their interest in the area of research.

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

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum and is tenable for the below duration, subject to satisfactory academic performance:

I. up to 3.5 years for a PhD recipient, or
II. up to 2 years for a Master by Research recipient who commenced their degree prior to the 1 January 2019, or
III. up to 1.75 years for a Masters by Research recipient who commenced their degree on or after the 1 January 2019.

b. The Scholarship annual value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census dates of Research Period 2 and Research Period 3.

c. The recipient may not apply for an extension.

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. Progression is subject to attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.

6. 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.

7. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient may suspend their award within the first six months of study with prior approval of the Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures or their nominated delegate(s).

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.

8. 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 Scholarship funds.

9. 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 from the Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures 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 currently holds or receives and accepts an alternative primary 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 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.

10. 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.