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Charles Perkins Centre Westmead Supplementary Scholarship

A Charles Perkins Centre postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship supports students undertaking research within the Charles Perkins Centre at Westmead.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • PhD student
  • Recipient of a primary scholarship that provides stipend allowance
TBC TBC

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is a stipend of $10,000 per year for up to one year.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • also be the recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides stipend allowance
  • have an unconditional offer of admission for or be currently enrolled in a PhD
  • carry out a primary research project at the Charles Perkins Centre Westmead precinct
  • have a reporting supervisor who is an Academic Director of Charles Perkins Centre Westmead.

Note: The scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered. It cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

Background

This scholarship is funded by a gift from Dr Jennifer Mun-Yum Foong and Mr Kim Yee.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to assist students holding a primary scholarship and undertaking research within the Charles Perkins Centre Westmead at the University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants with an unconditional offer to study for or currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney.

b. Primary research project must be carried out at the Westmead precinct and reporting Supervisors must include one Academic Director of Charles Perkins Centre Westmead, University of Sydney.

c. Applicants must also be the recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides stipend allowance.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,

II. curriculum vitae,

III. demonstrated research experience in cardio metabolic or affiliated projects, and a

IV. personal statement elaborating the research they wish to undertake or are currently undertaking at the Charles Perkins Centre Westmead, University of Sydney

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend supplementary allowance of $10,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. The Scholarship is for commencement in relevant research period in which it is offered. It cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

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 passing the annual progress review.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary scholarship.

7. Research Overseas

b. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary scholarship.

8. Suspension

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary 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, 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. Unless terminated earlier, the Scholarship will terminate:

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

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

III. 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,

IV. upon the student having completed 4 years equivalent full-time study for a PhD,

V. on receipt of another supplementary scholarship that increases the overall supplementary rate paid to a student to more than 75% of the primary amount. In such circumstances, the supplementary scholarship of the higher value prevails,

VI. if the recipient 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 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 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 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.

12. Acknowledgement

a. The successful recipient must formally acknowledge The Charles Perkins Westmead Supplementary Scholarship in all publications and research outputs associated with this scholarship.

13. Reporting

a. The successful recipient must provide an annual report to the Charles Perkins Westmead upon completion of the scholarship.