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Sydney Quantum Academy Undergraduate Research Scholarship

An undergraduate scholarship
$3,333 per annum scholarship open to undergraduate students undertaking a Sydney Quantum Academy research project.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$3,333 p.a. (based on advertised duration of the program)
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney
  • have completed a minimum 72 credit points of study towards undergraduate degree 
  • available for the full research project period
10 November 2020 23 November 2020 

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship is valued at $3,333 per annum and is tenable for the duration of the research project. 

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be currently enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney
  • have completed a minimum 72 credit points of study towards their undergraduate degree by the time they commence their research project
  • be available for the full research project period.

Note: Applicants who were previously awarded an SQA Undergraduate Research Scholarship are not eligible to apply.

Background

This scholarship is funded by the Sydney Quantum Academy and provides talented undergraduate students with an invaluable opportunity to undertake an exciting 6-week project from one of SQA’s four partner universities, supervised by a leading quantum researcher.

The aim of the program is to provide opportunities to students partway through their undergraduate degree to develop their research skills and inspire them to consider further quantum technology research or related activities in the future.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship is funded by the Sydney Quantum Academy and provides talented undergraduate students with an invaluable opportunity to undertake an exciting 6-week project from one of SQA’s four partner universities, supervised by a leading quantum researcher.

b. The aim of the program is to provide opportunities to students partway through their undergraduate degree to develop their research skills and inspire them to consider further quantum technology research or related activities in the future.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled full-time or part-time in an undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have completed a minimum 72 credit points of study towards their undergraduate degree by the time they commence their research project.

c. Applicants must be available for the full research project period.

d. Applicants who were previously awarded an SQA Undergraduate Research Scholarship are not eligible to apply.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

    I. academic merit, and

    II. a personal statement demonstrating relevant experience, studies and/or interest in quantum technology.

b. Preference will be given to female applicants on grounds of encouraging gender diversity in quantum technology.

c. The Scholarship will be awarded by the Sydney Quantum Academy.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $3,333 per annum and is tenable for the duration of the research project.

b. The Scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments, the first occurring near the beginning of the research project and the second in the fourth week of the research project.

c. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university without prior approval.

d. Students who participate in a research project do so on a voluntary basis. No employment relationship is created between participating students and the University.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must meet the requirements of the research project and continue to be enrolled in their undergraduate degree for the duration of the six-week research project.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

    I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol,

    II. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

    III. is absent at any stage during the research project period without approval from their supervisor,

    IV. commences or continues to undertake employment (paid or otherwise) that interferes with their ability to complete the project,

    V. holds another similar research scholarship during the research project period,

    VI. is determined by the SQA and/or 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,

    VII. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

    VIII. 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 the Scholarship is terminated under any instance in the Termination Clause of these terms and conditions, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.

7. Other conditions

a. The names of Scholarship recipients will be published in publicly accessible SQA and partner materials and channels.

b. Where a student undertakes their research project at an SQA partner university that is not the University of Sydney, the student’s information may be shared with the relevant university for the purpose of administering their project. 

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