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Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) Undergraduate Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship aims to assist students to carry out research with the objective of acquiring knowledge in respect of the primary industry, particularly the grains industry.

Highlights

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  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Honours student in the Faculty of Science
  • Endorsed by a research supervisor and willing to undertake research into primary industry and grains
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How to apply

Apply through the Grains Investment Portal.

Benefits

The scholarship value varies dependent on agreement with GRDC.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident commencing or currently enrolled in an honours program in the Faculty of Science
  • have the endorsement of the University of Sydney Honours Research Supervisor
  • be undertaking or willing to undertake research in any field of science, technology or economics with the particular objective of acquiring knowledge in respect of primary industry and, in particular, grains.

Background

This scholarship is funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 and administered by the University of Sydney,.

1. Background

a. Funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 and administered by the University of Sydney, the Scholarship is intended to assist students engaged in undergraduate education at the Honours level to carry out systematic experimentation and analysis in any field of science, technology or economics with the objective of acquiring knowledge in respect of primary industry and, in particular, grains.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident, commencing or currently enrolled in an honours program in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have the endorsement of the University of Sydney Honours Research Supervisor.

c. Applicants must be undertaking or willing to undertake research in any field of science, technology or economics with the particular objective of acquiring knowledge in respect of primary industry and, in particular, grains.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded by the GRDC on the basis of an application submitted via the Grains Investment Portal.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at the rate specified in the relevant Grain Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarship Agreement and is tenable for one year only.

b. The Scholarship will be paid as per the schedule outlined in the relevant Grain Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarship Agreement.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the GRDC and the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or their nominated delegate, and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty, and university or to an alternative area of research.

d. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing Eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain enrolled full-time in their honours program and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

b. Any condition as otherwise specified in the relevant Grain Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarship Agreement.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

  1. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol, 
  2. commences part-time study without prior approval, 
  3. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance, 
  4. transfers their area of research to a non-relevant field, 
  5. breaches a condition in the relevant Grain Industry Undergraduate Honours Scholarship Agreement,
  6. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application, 
  7. is awarded an alternative primary scholarship. In such circumstances this scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative scholarship where the alternative scholarship is of higher value,
  8. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or 
  9. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination. 

b. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated unless due to University error.

c. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed. 

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