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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Social and Emotional Wellbeing

A postgraduate research scholarship
A $20,000 scholarship to support Indigenous Master of Philosophy students to develop an evaluation plan and tools for the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion.

Highlights

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$20,000 over 1.75 years
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Master of Philosophy student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Knowledge of program evaluation
 30 July 2021 19 August 2021

How to apply

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Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $20,000 and is tenable for 1.75 years for a full-time student. A part-time enrolled student will receive $20,000 over 3.5 years.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • be intending to apply for admission, applied for admission or have a conditional or unconditional offer of admission to study in a Master of Philosophy in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • conduct research into developing an evaluation plan and evaluation tools for the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (GDIHP) Social and Emotional Wellbeing Initiative
  • have knowledge of program evaluation.

Background

This scholarship is funded by a donation from Peter Colin Cadwallader.

1. Background 

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a Master of Philosophy student who is undertaking research into developing an evaluation plan and evaluation tools for the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (GDIHP) Social and Emotional Wellbeing Initiative.

b. The Scholarship is funded by a donation from Peter Colin Cadwallader.

2. Eligibility 

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission to study in a Master of Philosophy within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. 

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into developing an evaluation plan and evaluation tools for the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (GDIHP) Social and Emotional Wellbeing Initiative.

c. Applicants must be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

d. Applicants must be a domestic student.

e. Applicants must be able to demonstrate knowledge of program evaluation.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. cover letter, 
III. curriculum vitae,
IV. demonstrated evidence of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
V. academic referee reports.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of a Selection Committee that consists of:

I. Program Director of Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion (Chair), and
II. two academics of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

4. Value

a. A recipient enrolled full-time will be provided with a stipend allowance with a goal amount $20,000 over 1.75 years. While a recipient enrolled part-time will be provided with the same amount over 3.5 years. All payments are subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. No extension will be allowed.

c. The Scholarship must commence in Research Period 4, 2021.

d. The Scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of research.

c. No other amount is payable. 

d. 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.

8. Suspension 

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 Scholarships Office. 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 and their supervisor promptly of any planned changes to their enrolment including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal and 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 payments.

10. 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. if the recipient changes to full-time candidature in their research degree,
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 scholarship for living expenses. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative 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.  

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 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.