|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|$600 p/w (based on advertised duration of the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program project)||
||2 September 2022||21 September 2022|
All applicants for the program who are University of Sydney students will be automatically considered for this scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required.
The scholarship is valued at $600 per week for the duration of the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program, December to February.
This scholarship was established in 2020 through generous funding from the Yim Family Foundation to provide students with outstanding academic ability the opportunity to undertake a research project to gain valuable research experience and knowledge to advance their careers.
It is offered to students participating in the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program.
a. This Scholarship was established in 2020 through generous funding from the Yim Family Foundation to provide students with outstanding academic ability the opportunity to undertake a research project to gain valuable research experience and knowledge to advance their careers.
a. Candidates must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate coursework program at the University of Sydney.
b. Candidates are required to have a WAM of 75 or above and undergraduate candidates must have already completed at least 96 credit points towards their undergraduate degree at the time of application.
c. Candidates must have the background knowledge, skills and experience required for their nominated research projects.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The Scholarship will be awarded to selected students based on:
I. academic merit,
II. submitting a resume and academic transcript,
III. match of background and skills to the projects nominated by the student as confirmed by research project supervisors
IV. personal statement outlining research interests, involvement in any research related activities, and demonstrating an interest in being part of a research community, and
V. acceptance into the Engineering Vacation Research Internship Program.
b. Supervisors may arrange an interview with applicants as part of the selection process.
c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Associate Dean, Education, of the Faculty of Engineering or their nominee.
a. The Scholarship is valued at up to $600 per week and is tenable for up to 8 weeks. The Scholarship value and duration will be stipulated in the Scholarship Offer Letter.
b. Payments shall be made in two equal instalments, one payment at the mid-point of the project upon meeting the mid-project requirements which is to be confirmed by the research supervisor. The second payment will be paid upon successful completion of the project requirements including submitting a video/poster or similar presentation.
c. If less than 8 weeks of the placement is completed, the scholarship payment will be paid pro-rata based on the number of weeks completed.
d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted, and it is not transferable to another School, Faculty or University.
e. The Scholarship shall be awarded subject to the availability of funds.
f. No other amount is payable.
5. Ongoing Eligibility
a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must:
I. complete all project requirements outlined by the project supervisor
II. continue to be enrolled in a relevant coursework program at the University of Sydney unless course requirements have been completed since the scholarship was awarded.
a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:
I. withdraws from their enrolled degree at the time of application,
II. withdraws or transfers from the research project without prior approval,
III. commences or continues to undertake paid employment that interferes with their ability to complete the research program as required,
IV. does not maintain satisfactory performance in the research project,
V. 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,
VI. accepts another Research Internship Program Scholarship during the tenure of this Scholarship or
VII. 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 withdraws from the relevant course and research project, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.
a. The recipient must complete the requirements of the project including any reports or presentation (such as a video, poster or similar) as determined by their supervisor.
b. The recipient must complete a feedback survey about their experience of the Vacation Research Internship Program for the Faculty of Engineering.