|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|Up to $30,000 (up to 3 years)||
The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research committee.
For more information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.
The scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
If you currently hold or are successful in receiving a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, you will be offered a supplementary scholarship which will be valued at $12,000 per year for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the effects of dogs on physical activity, and physical and psychological health of humans within the ‘Dog Ownership and Human Health’ Project Node of the Charles Perkins Centre.
This scholarship was donated by Ms Lynne Cattell.
a. An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the effects of dogs on physical activity, and physical and psychological health of humans within the ‘Dog Ownership and Human Health’ Project Node of the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.
b. This Scholarship is donated by Ms. Lynne Cattell.
a. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD within the ‘Dog Ownership and Human Health’ Project Node of the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must undertake research into the physical, psychological and social effects of the interaction between dogs and humans.
c. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree or a Master's degree with a substantial research component in one of the following areas:
I. public health,
II. physical activity and exercise science,
IV. exercise physiology,
V. epidemiology/statistics, or
VI. animal science.
d. Applicants must be able to demonstrate:
I. high motivation,
II. excellent interpersonal and organisational skills,
III. excellent numeracy skills,
IV. good writing skills,
V. good IT skills,
VI. a passion for understanding the role of dogs in people’s health, and
VII. some understanding on the role of physical activity for human health.
e. Applicants must apply for the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship. Applications for other relevant scholarships is also encouraged.
a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I. academic merit;
II. curriculum vitae;
III. feedback from three referees, and
IV. cover letter.
b. Applicants will be required to attend an interview.
c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research committee.
a. The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
b. If the successful recipient currently holds or is successful in receiving a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, they will be offered a Supplementary Scholarship which will be valued at $12,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
c. Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee are not included for a successful international applicant.
d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be transferred to another area of research.
e. The Scholarship may be deferred on approval of the relevant research supervisor.
f. No other amount is payable.
g. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.
a. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.
a. The Scholarship recipient receives up to 20 working days recreation leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any unused leave remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or complete. Recreation leave does not attract a leave loading and the supervisor's agreement must be obtained before leave is taken.
b. The Scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days sick leave each year of the Scholarship and this may be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or experiencing domestic violence, may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to carers leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.
a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas within the first six months of award.
b. The Scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of their research outside Australia. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC), and will only be granted if the research is essential for completion of the degree. All periods of overseas research are cumulative and will be counted towards a student's candidature. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the University and receive approval to count time away.
a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award within their first six months of study, unless a legislative provision applies.
b. The Scholarship recipient may apply for up to 12 months suspension of Scholarships for any reason during the tenure of their Scholarship. Periods of Scholarships suspension are cumulative and failure to resume study after suspension will result in the award being terminated. Approval must be sought from the student's supervisor, Head of School and the Faculty via application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre (HDRAC). Periods of study towards the degree during suspension of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the Scholarship.
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.
a. Unless terminated earlier under this paragraph, the Scholarship will terminate:
I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their PhD,
II. upon the student having completed 4 years equivalent full time study for a PhD,
III. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,
IV. if the student ceases to be a full-time student and prior approval has not been obtained to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,
V. if the recipient receives an alternative primary stipend Scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative stipend Scholarship where it is of higher value,
VI. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. 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 inaccordance 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.
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.
a. A successful recipient of this Scholarship must provide an annual report to the donor of this Scholarship at the end of each year.