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Tuition Scholarship in Spatio-Temporal Data Mining for Mineral Exploration

A postgraduate research scholarship
Tuition fee scholarship for a PhD student to conduct research related to spatio-temporal data mining for mineral exploration.

Highlights

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Tuition fees and SSAF (up to 3.5 years)
  • International student
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Background in geological resources and engineering
28 June 2021 10 July 2021

How to apply

Apply here.

Benefits

This scholarship will provide academic course fees and student services and amenities fee (SSAF) for up to twelve research periods.

An extension for up to two research periods is available, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be an international student
  • have an unconditional offer of admission for a full-time PhD at the Faculty of Science
  • be willing to research spatio-temporal data mining for mineral exploration
  • hold an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or a master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component
  • have a background in geological resources and geological engineering, with emphasis on mineral exploration and machine learning
  • hold a primary scholarship that provides a stipend allowance.

Background

This scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student where the focus of their research is on spatio-temporal data mining for mineral exploration.

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student where the focus of their research is on spatio-temporal data mining for mineral exploration.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant with an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into spatio-temporal data mining for mineral exploration.

c. Applicants must be an international student.

d. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following:
I. an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or
II. Masters degree with a substantial research component.

e. Applicant must have a background in geological resources and geological engineering, with emphasis on mineral exploration and machine learning

f. Applicants must hold a primary scholarship that provides a stipend form the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. academic merit,
II. area of study and/or research proposal and
III. curriculum vitae.

b. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s), or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Value

a. Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee (SSAF) are also provided for a successful international applicant, for 12 research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. The recipient may apply for an extension of the academic course fees and SSAF for up to 2 research periods.

c. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the Scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension period.

d. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

e. No other amount is payable.

f. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

5. Eligibility for Progression

a. Progression is subject to attending and passing the annual progress evaluation.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. Not applicable.

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

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. if the recipient receives an alternative primary tuition fee scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative tuition fee scholarship where it is of higher value,
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.

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