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To apply, students should contact their research supervisor at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, Faculty of Science.
The scholarship is valued at $5000 and will be paid as a one-off payment.
This scholarship was established with funds from the Dick Hunstead Fund and aims to support students with a supplementary stipend to a higher degree by research program with the School of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney undertaking research with the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA).
a. This Scholarship aims to support students with a supplementary stipend to a Higher Degree by Research Program with the School of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney undertaking research with the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA).
b. This scholarship was established with funds from the Dick Hunstead Fund.
a. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a PhD or Masters by research completing research in Astronomy with the School of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.
b. Applicants must have an honours or masters degree in a relevant discipline and demonstrate an interest in research in astronomy.
c. Applicants must demonstrate financial disadvantage.
d. Applicants must have the support of their research supervisor to be considered for this scholarship.
a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I. personal statement and/or demonstrated evidence of financial disadvantage submitted through research supervisor, and
II. endorsement from the relevant research supervisor
b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship by the Director of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, or their nominated delegate(s).
a. The Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and it will be paid as a one-off payment on receipt of Scholarship Acceptance Form.
b. Where the successful recipient is in receipt of an alternative primary scholarship which provides a stipend payment, this Scholarship will become a supplementary payment.
c. The Scholarship is not deferrable or transferable to another area of research.
d. No other amount is payable.
e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.
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 the scholarship.
a. The Scholarship will be terminated:
I. on resignation or withdrawal of the student from their research degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award,
III. upon the student having completed the maximum candidature for their degree as per the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 Policy,
IV. 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,
V. 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. 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.