A postgraduate research scholarship
$175,000 scholarship to support two postgraduate research students at the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
|$50,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
|21 December 2021
|14 February 2022
The Scholarship will provide the following benefits for up to 1.75 years for a Master of Philosophy recipient. While a PhD recipient will be provided with the same benefits for up to 3 years.
An extension of the scholarship is available for up to 6 months for a PhD recipient.
If the recipients scholarship tenure has not been completed by the 31 December 2022 the scholarship will be automatically terminated.
These two scholarships are funded by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC).
a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a Master of Philosophy or PhD student who is undertaking research into practice analytics.
b. This Scholarship is funded by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (DHCRC).
a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a Master of Philosophy or PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into practice analytics.
c. Applicants must be a domestic student.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I. academic merit, and
II. cover letter detailing interest in the subject area.
b. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.
c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the selection committee.
a. The Scholarship will provide a recipient enrolled full-time with a stipend allowance of $40,000 per annum for up to the following duration:
I. 1.75 years for a Master of Philosophy recipient, or
II. 3 years for a PhD recipient.
b. In addition, a full-time enrolled recipient will receive the following allowances for the same duration of their stipend allowance which can be accessed through their supervisor and Faculty/School Finance Officer.
I. Education Allowance - $5,000 per annum, and
II. Project Travel Allowance - $5,000 per annum.
c. A full-time enrolled PhD recipient may apply for an extension of the scholarship for up to 6 months.
d. If a recipient converts from a Masters by Research to a PhD or vice-versa, the maximum duration of the Scholarship becomes that of the new candidature.
e. A recipient approved to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis will be provided with the scholarship benefits outlined in clause 4.a and 4.b at 50% of the full-time rate for the equivalent full-time duration of the scholarship.
f. The Scholarship must commence in Research Period 2, 2022 and cannot be deferred without prior written approval from the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health.
g. The scholarship duration must end by the 31 December 2022. If the scholarship duration is not complete by the 31 December 2022 the scholarship will be automatically terminated.
h. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research.
i. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.
5. Eligibility for Progression
a. Progression is subject to attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.
6. Leave Arrangements
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 carer’s leave on presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.
7. Research Overseas
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 the Scholarship for any reason during the tenure of the Scholarship. Periods of Scholarship 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.
9. Changes in Enrolment
a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, DHCRC 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. 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. if the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and prior written approval has not been provided by the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis,
IV. upon the recipient having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,
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. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VII. 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.
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.
12. Privacy and Confidentiality
a. The recipient is required to keep all confidential information disclosed by the DHCRC or the University of Sydney confidential and ensure it is not disclosed to a third party without the prior written consent of the University of Sydney or DHCRC, as appropriate, or as required by law.
13. Acknowledgement and Publications
a. The recipient must acknowledge the support of their scholarship in any media, publications or presentations arising from the research. However, the recipient must not issue any public communication in relation to this scholarship without prior approval of DHCRC and gain approval from DHCRC prior to use of any quotes, logos or other content relating to DHCRC.
b. The recipient must provide DHCRC and the University of Sydney with a copy of any proposed publications within 30 days in advance of submitting for publication. Comments and/or reasonable amendments to the publication can be made by DHCRC and the University of Sydney to protect their Confidential Information and/or Intellectual Property provided they are given to the publishing Party before the publication is made.
14. Intellectual Property
a. The recipient of this Scholarship must complete the Student Deed Poll supplied by the University of Sydney.
a. The recipient may be required to provide reports to DHCRC and the University of Sydney from time to time and they must be provided by the successful recipient within the timeframe reasonably requested by DHCRC.