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Caroline Elizabeth Harris Scholarship

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship aims to support research in childhood cancer of the brain or related field.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Various
  • Conduct investigations into childhood cancer of the brain or related field
  • Not have received this scholarship more than three times
 1 October 2020  9 March 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

The scholarship will be awarded by the advisory board.

Benefits

The scholarship value will be determined by the advisory board and will be made as a one-off payment.

Who's eligible

If you are a student, you must:

  • be enrolled in full-time studies in one of the following degrees in the Sydney School of Medicine:
    • Master of Philosophy (Medicine)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
    • Doctor of Medicine
  • be conducting investigations into childhood cancer of the brain or a related field
  • not have received this scholarship more than three times.

If you are a University of Sydney staff member, you must:

  • be a practitioner or researcher at a teaching hospital at the University of Sydney
  • be conducting investigations into childhood cancer of the brain or a related field
  • not have received this scholarship more than three times.

Background

The Caroline Elizabeth Harris Scholarship was established by a gift from John and Carole Catherine Harris for the purpose of investigations into childhood cancer of the brain, or a related field.

1. Background

a. The Caroline Elizabeth Harris Scholarship was established by a gift from John and Carole Catherine Harris for the purpose of investigations into childhood cancer of the brain, or a related field.

b. The Scholarship is awarded to the successful applicant to assist with travel, materials or equipment, research expenses or for personal support.

2. Eligibility

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants currently enrolled in full-time studies in one of the following degrees within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney:

I. Master of Philosophy (Medicine)
II. Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
III. Doctor of Medicine

b. Applicants must conduct investigations into childhood cancer of the brain, or a related field.

c. Applicants may only receive this Scholarship a total of three times.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. research proposal,
III. curriculum vitae,
IV. intended use of the funds, and
V. current scholarship/s held by the applicant.

b. The successful applicant(s) will be awarded the Scholarship by the advisory board which shall comprise the following:

I. Dean of the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney or nominee,
II. Associate Dean of the Children’s Hospital Clinical School at Westmead, or successor post, or nominee,
III. John Harris
IV. Carole Catherine Harris
V. Catriona Jane Saywell Graham (sister of Caroline Elizabeth Harris)
VI. Academic member of the Sydney Medical School of the University of Sydney active in research into the purposes of the Scholarship (childhood cancer of the brain, or a related field)
VII. A member chosen by a majority vote of the other members of the Advisory Board.

c. Should John Harris or Carole Catherine Harris or both be unable to fulfil their role of the advisory board, the advisory board may select a successful recipient without them.

4. Value

a. The value of the Scholarship shall be determined by the advisory board, and will be paid as a one-off payment, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. No other amount is payable.

5. Termination

a. Unless terminated earlier, the Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from an eligible course,
II. upon submission of the thesis (for a postgraduate research recipient) or research project (for a Doctor of Medicine recipient) or at the end of the award,
III. if the recipient commences part-time study without prior approval,
IV. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship, and
V. if the recipient does not acknowledge the support of the Scholarship in any publications or presentations arising from the research undertaken whilst on the 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, and
II. the recipient has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

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

6. Misconduct

a. Where during the Scholarship a recipient engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the recipient’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds paid to the recipient, the University may require the recipient to repay all or part of the Scholarship and any other payments made to the recipient 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 interest), 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 recipient 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. Reporting

a. The Scholarship recipient must submit a report at the end of the Scholarship.

8. Acknowledgement

a. The Scholarship recipient must acknowledge the support of the Scholarship in any publications or presentations arising from the research whilst on the Scholarship.

1. Background

a. The Caroline Elizabeth Harris Scholarship was established by a gift from John and Carole Catherine Harris for the purpose of investigations into childhood cancer of the brain, or a related field.

b. The Scholarship is awarded to the successful applicant to assist with travel, materials or equipment, research expenses or for personal support.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be a practitioner or researcher at a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must conduct investigations into childhood cancer of the brain, or a related field.

c. Applicants may only receive this Scholarship a total of three times.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. research proposal,
III. curriculum vitae,
IV. intended use of the funds, and
V. current scholarship/s held by the applicant.

b. The successful applicant(s) will be awarded the Scholarship by the advisory board which shall comprise the following:

I. Dean of the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney or nominee,
II. Associate Dean of the Children’s Hospital Clinical School at Westmead, or successor post, or nominee,
III. John Harris
IV. Carole Catherine Harris
V. Catriona Jane Saywell Graham (sister of Caroline Elizabeth Harris)
VI. Academic member of the Sydney Medical School of the University of Sydney active in research into the purposes of the Scholarship (childhood cancer of the brain, or a related field)
VII. A member chosen by a majority vote of the other members of the Advisory Board.

c. Should John Harris or Carole Catherine Harris or both be unable to fulfil their role of the advisory board, the advisory board may select a successful recipient without them.

4. Value

a. The value of the Scholarship shall be determined by the advisory board, and will be paid as a one-off payment, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. No other amount is payable.

5. Termination

a. Unless terminated earlier, the Scholarship will terminate:

I. on resignation of the staff member from their practitioner or researcher position at a teaching hospital of the University of Sydney,
II. at the end of the award,
III. if the staff member ceases to meet the eligibility requirements specified for this Scholarship,
IV. if the staff member does not acknowledge the support of the Scholarship in any publications or presentations arising from the research undertaken whilst on the Scholarship.

b. The Scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

I. the staff member’s appointment duties are not being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer, or
II. the staff member has committed misconduct or other inappropriate conduct.

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

6. Misconduct

a. Where during the Scholarship a staff member engages in misconduct, or other inappropriate conduct (either during the Scholarship or in connection with the staff member’s application and eligibility for the Scholarship), which in the opinion of the University warrants recovery of funds paid to the staff member, the University may require the staff member to repay all or part of the scholarship and any other payments made to the staff member 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 interest), breach of the Code of Conduct 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 staff member 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. Reporting

a. The Scholarship recipient must submit a report at the end of the Scholarship.

8. Acknowledgement

a. The Scholarship recipient must acknowledge the support of the Scholarship in any publications or presentations arising from the research whilst on the Scholarship.