|Value||Eligibility||Open date||Close date|
||29 August 2022||31 July 2023|
This scholarship is valued at $6000 (for one year).
Note: The travel must be to further your research and to contribute to the development of psychological knowledge from a theoretical or empirical perspective.
This scholarship was established in 2005 with donations by Mrs Jean Swirles from the estate of her son, distinguished Emeritus Professor Campbell Perry.
The scholarship aims to support research-related international travel by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students conducting research designed to contribute to the development of psychological knowledge from a theoretical and/or empirical perspective.
a. Established in 2005 with donations by Mrs Jean Swirles from the estate of her son, Distinguished Emeritus Professor Campbell Perry.
b. The Scholarship aims to support research-related international travel by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students conducting research designed to contribute to the development of psychological knowledge from a theoretical and/or empirical perspective.
a. The Scholarship is offered subject to an applicant who is currently enrolled full-time in a PhD in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicant must be in receipt of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides a stipend allowance.
c. Applicant must be planning to travel to another country for a minimum of two weeks, to visit one or more international scholars who are conducting research relevant to the PhD project being undertaken by the student. The travel must be to further the student’s research and to contribute to the development of psychological knowledge from a theoretical or empirical perspective.
d. Applicant cannot be undertaking travel within Australia or in their home country.
3. Selection Criteria
a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I. academic merit,
II. curriculum vitae,
III. a personal statement which demonstrates interest and any experience in the development of Psychological Knowledge from a theoretical and or empirical perspective, and
IV. a travel proposal that outlines/contains:
i. the individuals and institutions they wish to visit overseas,
ii. the relevance of how such travel would contribute to their PhD project and their academic development,
iii. a statement from each individual they wish to visit indicating agreement to such a visit,
iv. a statement from their supervisor indicating their support for such a visit, and
v. a travel program and detailed budget of their expected costs for travel, accommodation, and other relevant expenses.
b. Preference is given to students enrolled in the second year of their full-time PhD.
c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the Head of the School of Psychology, two other academic members from the School of Psychology and a representative of the donor. The final decision rests with the University.
a. The Scholarship is valued at $6,000 per annum for one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
b. The Scholarship value will be paid in one instalment after award.
c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of Head of School of Psychology, and it is not transferable to another faculty, University school or university.
d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.
e. No other amount is payable.
5. Eligibility for Progression
a. The Scholarship must be utilised for travel overseas with a minimum travel duration of two weeks and a maximum of eight weeks for visiting any one individual scholar.
b. The Scholarship may also be utilised to attend and present at international conferences as part of an approved international visit. The Scholarship cannot however be utilised solely for the purpose of conference attendance.
c. The Scholarship recipient must provide a brief report to their academic supervisor on their travel within four weeks of returning to the University.
d. Progression is subject to passing the annual progress evaluation.
e. Travel must be completed prior to the submission of the recipient’s thesis. Funding will no longer be available for use after thesis submission.
6. Research Overseas
a. The recipient is required to follow official advice from the University and Department of Foreign Affairs and Travel in light of travel restrictions due to Covid-19. This includes the laws and advice of any Government Authority of the country where the recipient may be traveling or transiting through.
b. The recipient acknowledges that the University of Sydney is not liable for any costs incurred. This includes but is not limited to: cost of travel and transfers (unless stated under section 4 (Value) of this scholarship to amount listed), delays due to any travel restrictions or State and/or Federal quarantine requirements on their return to Australia. This includes any travel restrictions or quarantine requirements of any country where the student may be travelling or transferring through.
a. Unless terminated earlier under this paragraph, 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. not undertaking the approved travel,
IV. 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,
V. upon the student having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,
VI. 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,
VII. if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VIII. 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.
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.