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The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Linguistics

A postgraduate research scholarship

This scholarship supports postgraduate research students in Linguistics.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $1500
  • Postgraduate research student in  Linguistics
  • Oficially accepted to present a paper or poster at a conference, symposium or workshop, or enrolled or confirmed to participate in an event or activity that will advance your core research aims
  • Applied for the maximum number of PRSS applications, be applying given a shortfall in PRSS funding received, or are not eligible to apply for PRSS funding
25 August 2022 8 September 2022

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

The scholarship will have a maximum value of $1,500. The exact value of the Scholarship will be stipulated in the recipient’s Scholarship Offer Letter.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a higher degree by research in Linguistics at The University of Sydney
  • must have been officially accepted to present a paper or poster at a conference, symposium or workshop, or enrolled or confirmed to participate in an event or activity that will advance your core research aims and benefit your candidature
  • have already applied for the maximum number of PRSS applications, be applying given a shortfall in PRSS funding received, or be not eligible to apply for PRSS funding
  • not exceed 3.5 years equivalent full-time study for PhD or 1.5 years equivalent full-time study for master's by research.

Note: Preference may be given to applicants with no access to other sources of funding.

1. Background

a. The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship has been established to support postgraduate research students in Linguistics.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a higher degree by research in Linguistics at The University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

I. have been officially accepted to present a paper or poster at a conference, symposium or workshop, or
II. otherwise enrolled or confirmed to participate in an event or activity that will advance their core research aims and benefit their candidature.

c. Applicants must meet one of the following criteria (as applicable, given Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) funding distribution practices year-to-year):

I. have already applied for the maximum number of PRSS applications,
II. be applying given a shortfall in PRSS funding received, or
III. are not eligible to apply for PRSS funding.

d. At the application closing date, applicant's candidature must not exceed the following periods:

I. 3.5 years equivalent full-time study for a PhD student, or
II. 1.5 years equivalent full-time study for a Master by Research e.g., MPhil student.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. a personal statement which details:
i. PRSS funding status and financial need,
ii. describes the planned use of funds (budget), and
iii. explains how the event or activity will advance their core research aims and benefit their candidature,
II. evidence of acceptance to present a paper or poster, and/or evidence of enrolment or confirmed participation in the relevant event or activity (e.g., details of summer school enrolment or overseas study opportunity, plan of activities, etc.), and
III. written support from their research supervisor or auxiliary supervisor.

b. Preference may be given to applicants with no access to other sources of funding.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee consisting of:

I. the Chair of Linguistics or their nominee,
II. the Postgraduate Research Liaison Officer (PLO) or their nominee, and
III. other academic member(s) of staff from Linguistics, as requested.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will have a maximum value of $1,500.

b. The exact value of the Scholarship will be stipulated in the recipient’s Scholarship Offer Letter.

c. The Scholarship will be paid as a one-off payment after receipt of the Scholarship Acceptance Form.

d. The Scholarship cannot be deferred, suspended or be used for another purpose.

e. No other amount is payable.

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

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, (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.

6. 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.

7. Other Requirements

a. Recipients must maintain receipts for related expenditure for a period of 12 months which may be audited.