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Bruce Veness Chandler Supplementary Scholarship in Food Chemistry (Life and Environmental Sciences)

A postgraduate scholarship

$10,000 for a postgraduate student in the field of Food Chemistry.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$10,000
  • Masters by research of PhD in SOLES
  • Research in the field of food chemistry
  • Hold a primary scholarship
18 August 2021 8 October 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will provide an annual of $10,000 (fixed rate) for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission or be enrolled in a full-time Masters by Research or PhD at the Faculty of Science
  • be willing to conduct research in the field of food chemistry
  • hold a primary scholarship that provides a stipend allowance.

Background

A unique opportunity is available for outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholars in the area of food chemistry in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Established in 2004 by a bequest of $400,000 from the residual estate of Bruce Veness Chandler.

To assist students undertaking this research, a supplementary scholarship has been established to support the living costs of students while completing their studies. 

1. Background

a. A unique opportunity is available for outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholars in the area of food chemistry in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Established in 2004 by a bequest of $400,000 from the residual estate of Bruce Veness Chandler.

b. To assist students undertaking this research, a supplementary scholarship has been established to support the living costs of students while completing their studies.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Masters by Research or PhD within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in the field of food chemistry.

c. Applicants must be a recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides a 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. area of study and research proposal,
IV. setting out the details of the research support sought and its importance to the applicant's research.

b. The successful candidates will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the Head of School, Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) upon the recommendation from the SOLES Postgraduate Coordinator, plus one member of academic staff from Human Nutrition, Biochemistry and Microbiology.

4. Value

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

b. The Scholarship is not deferrable or transferable 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 passing the annual progress evaluation.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary stipend scholarship, excluding paid maternity leave.

7. Research Overseas

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

8. Suspension

a. The same conditions as indicated in the terms and conditions of the primary stipend 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. 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 approval has not been obtained 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. on receipt of another supplementary stipend scholarship(s) that increases the overall supplementary amount paid to a student to more than 75% of the primary amount. In such circumstances, the supplementary stipend 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 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.

12. Special Clauses

a. As per the terms of this Gift, the subject and approach should be such that the research could potentially lead to the publication of scientific papers in both fundamental research journals as well as food, agriculture and nutrition (etc.) journals.