|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
|RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)||
The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor.
For more information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions.
The scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate for up to three years. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to six months.
Note: Preference will be given to applicants who have published journal articles or other publications in the area of public health or health services.
Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Master of Public Health or equivalent postgraduate degree.
This scholarship is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence grant.
a. A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into communicating about overdiagnosis and develop and evaluate a range of communication materials and processes.
b. This Scholarship is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence grant.
a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must undertake research into overdiagnosis and develop and evaluate a range of communication materials and processes
c. Applicants must also hold an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas:
III. Medical Science, or
IV. Other related medical or social science field
d. Applicants must demonstrate skills and experience in:
I. qualitative research,
II. quantitative social research,
III. project management and organisation,
IV. written and verbal communication, and
V. working in a multi-disciplinary research team.
a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. curriculum vitae, and
III. feedback from two academic referees,
b. Preference will be given to applicants who have published journal articles or other publications in the area of public health or health services.
c. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a Master of Public Health or equivalent postgraduate degree.
d. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
e. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor.
a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Rate for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
b. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
c. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period.
d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period for which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.
e. No other amount is payable.
f. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.
a. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress review.
b. The successful recipient must seek and apply for further or alternative Scholarship funding.
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 completed. 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,
V. if the recipient receives an alternative primary stipend scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship and the recipient may be eligible for a supplementary scholarship,
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 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.
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