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The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Linguistics

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship supports postgraduate research students in the Department of Linguistics to travel to and present in conferences relevant to their research.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Up to $1500
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Linguistics
  • Presenting at a conference/symposium/workshop
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will provide a one-off payment for one of the following:

  • up to $500 for presentation at a conference in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria
  • up to $1000 for presentation at a conference in the rest of Australia
  • up to $1500 for presentation at a conference overseas.

The scholarship is payable upon conference attendance and presentation.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in a postgraduate research degree in the Department of Linguistics
  • have been officially accepted to present a paper or poster at a conference, symposium or workshop
  • have applied for the maximum number of Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) applications, or be experiencing a shortfall in PRSS funding received.

Note: At the application closing date, you cannot exceed 3.5 years of full-time study if you are a PhD student, or 1.5 years of full-time study if you are a master's by research student.

1. Background

a. The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship at the Department of Linguistics has been established to support postgraduate research students in Linguistics to travel to, attend, and participate in conferences relevant to their research, held in Australia and around the world.

2. Eligibility

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

b. At the application closing date applicant’s candidature cannot exceed the following periods:

I. 3.5 years equivalent full-time study for a PhD student, or

II. 1.5 years equivalent full-time for a Masters by research student.

c. Applicants must have been officially accepted to present a paper or poster at a conference, symposium or workshop.

d. Applicants must also have already applied for the maximum number of PRSS applications, or are applying given a shortfall in PRSS funding received.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. written support of the research supervisor,

III. evidence of acceptance or present a paper or poster, and

IV. a personal statement which addresses the financial need, planned use of funds, and how funds will benefit their overall candidature.

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 the Chair of the Department of Linguistics, the Postgraduate Research Coordinator, or their nominee, and other academic members of staff within the Department.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide a one-off payment of:

I. up to $500 for presentation at a conference in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, or

II. up to $1,000 for presentation at a conference in the rest of Australia, or

III. up to $1,500 for presentation at a conference overseas.

b. Recipients must maintain recipients for related expenditure for a period of 12 months which may be audited at the discretion of the Department during this time.

c. The Scholarship is payable after receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.

d. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred for another purpose.

e. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Not applicable.

6. Leave Arrangement

a. Not applicable.

7. Research Overseas

a. No applicable.

8. Suspension

a. The Scholarship cannot be suspended.

9. 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 stipend.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their PhD or Masters by Research,

I. upon the student having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,

II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,

III. for not attending the conference or failure to successfully present/deliver their relevant paper,

IV. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

V. if the student 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. Stipend payments will be suspended throughout the duration of any enquiry/appeal process.

d. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated.

11. 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 paid to the student, the University may require the student to repay stipend amounts and any other payments made to the student 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.