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W. H. and Elizabeth M. Deane Archaeology Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship

A $6,500 scholarship to support a master's by research or PhD student undertaking research in archaeology.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$6,500
  • Research should be interdisciplinary in nature, specifically incorporating both linguistic and archaeological approaches and methodologies in both the project design and implementation
  • Applying for funding to support fieldwork
  • Demonstrate financial hardship or disadvantage
22 August 2022 16 September 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $6,500.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • currently enrolled to study in a master's by research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • be undertaking research that is interdisciplinary in nature, specifically incorporating both linguistic and archaeological approaches and methodologies in both the project design and implementation
  • be applying for funding to support the fieldwork component of your research degree
  • demonstrate at least one of the following financial hardships or disadvantages:
  • 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
  • low socio-economic status
  • carer responsibilities
  • long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)
  • sole-parent responsibilities
  • regional or remote disadvantage, 
  • refugee status, and/or
  • first in family.

Background

This scholarship is funded by a donation made by W.H. and Elizabeth M. Deane.

1. Background

a. This scholarship is to assist Masters by Research or PhD students undertaking research in Archaeology. This scholarship is particularly for Archaeology scholars who use Linguistics as a methodology and who require funding to support the fieldwork component of their degree.

b. This Scholarship was established by a donation made by W.H. and Elizabeth M. Deane.

2. Eligibility

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

b. Applicants’ research should be interdisciplinary in nature, specifically incorporating both linguistic and archaeological approaches and methodologies in both the project design and implementation. 

c. Applicants must be applying for funding to support the fieldwork component of their research degree.

d. Applicants must demonstrate they are experiencing financial hardship or disadvantage due to one of the following:

I. identifying 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,
II. low socio-economic status,
III. carer responsibilities,
IV. a long-term medical condition/disability (including ongoing effects of abuse)
V. sole-parent responsibilities, 
VI. regional or remote disadvantage, 
VII. refugee status, and/or
VIII. first in family.

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 including the reasons for seeking funding, and
IV. a copy of latest annual progress evaluation meeting report.

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

I. the Chair of Archaeology or their nominee, 
II. the Chair of Linguistics or their nominee, and
III. at least one other academic staff member from both archaeology and linguistics.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will be valued at $6,500.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid as a once-off payment after receipt of the Scholarship Acceptance form.  

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of School.

d. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval from the Head of School.

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

f. No other amount is payable.

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.  

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.  

7. 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.