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Tom Austen Brown Honours Scholarship in Archaeology

An undergraduate scholarship

This scholarship provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking honours studies in First Nations archaeology at the University of Sydney.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$22,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Unconditional offer or enrolled in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours)
  • Honours research area in Archaeology
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
11 May 2022 25 May 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $22,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • have an unconditional offer of admission or currently enrolled in full-time or part-time in one of the following degrees within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney:
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or
    • Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours)
  • have your honours research area in Archaeology
  • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as per University of Sydney Confirmation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy 2015

Background

Established in 2004 and funded by the Tom Austin Bequest, the Tom Austen Brown Honours Scholarship in Archaeology will provide support to students undertaking honours studies in First Nations archaeology at the University of Sydney.

1. Background

a. Established in 2004 and funded by the Tom Austin Bequest, the Tom Austen Brown Honours Scholarship in Archaeology will provide support to students undertaking honours studies in First Nations archaeology at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or currently enrolled in full-time or part-time in one of the following degrees within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney:

I. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or
II. Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours).

b. Applicants honours research area must be Archaeology.

c. 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 Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

I. academic merit,
II. confirmation of and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity, and
III. personal statements demonstrating commitment to studying First Nations archaeology and how the scholarship will assist in the undertaking of the degree.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by Head of School, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry on the recommendation of a selection committee. The selection committee will consist of the Chair of the Department of Archaeology or their nominated delegate(s) and at least two academics from the Department of Archaeology.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $22,000 per annum and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid in two equal instalments after the census date of each relevant semester.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

e. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing Eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must meet satisfactory progression as part of their honours program.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,
II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,
III. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,
IV. accepts an alternative scholarship, administered by the University of Sydney, valued at $8,300 per annum or more for the same purpose as this Scholarship,
V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.