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HDR Completion Scholarships

Completion Scholarships for postgraduate research students

These scholarships have been established to support Higher Degree by Research students to complete their research studies in their field of research or research endeavour.

Highlights

Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$7,000 for 3 months and/or tuition fee for one research period
  • Domestic/international student
  • Currently enrolled HDR student
  • Submitting thesis within 6 months from date of application
5 May 2022 30 May 2022

How to apply

Apply here. Completion Scholarships on offer are: Paulette Isabel Jones Completion Stipend Scholarship, University of Sydney Completion Stipend Scholarship and University of Sydney Completion Tuition Scholarship.  Applicant submits one application and will be considered for these scholarships based on their eligibilities.

Benefits

These Completion Scholarships provide:

  • Stipend valued at $7,000 for 3 months (Domestic and International* recipients)
  • Tuition fee for one research period (international* recipients only)

*International recipients may be awarded stipend, or tuition fee, or both, depending on funding availability.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a currently enrolled HDR student
  • have completed at least 6 research periods of candidature if an MPhil student and 12 research periods of candidature if a Phd student, at the time of application
  • have a reasonable expectation of submitting your thesis within 6 months from date of application
  • have obtained a satisfactory rating for your most recent Annual Progress Evaluation.

Background

These scholarships have been established to support Higher Degree by Research students to complete their research studies in their field of research or research endeavour.

Terms and Conditions

1.   Background

a.   This Scholarship was established to support Higher Degree by Research students to complete their research studies in their field of research or research endeavour.

b.   This Scholarship was a gift from the late Paulette Isabel Jones.

2.   Eligibility

a.   Applicants must be currently enrolled to Higher Degree by Research course at the time of application.

b.   At the time of application, applicants who enrolled in MPhil must have completed at least 6 research periods of candidature, or applicants who enrolled in PhD must have completed at least 12 research periods of candidature.

c.   Applicants must have a reasonable expectation of submitting their thesis within 6 months from the date of application.

d.   Applicants are expected to enrol full-time. Applicants who enrolled part time due to circumstances beyond the applicant’s control are also eligible.
* A part-time scholarship may have tax implications and student should seek tax advice from registered tax agents

e.   Applicants must have obtained a satisfactory rating for their most recent Annual Progress Evaluation.


3.   Selection Criteria

a.   The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I.   A support letter by the supervisor to confirm section 2c of these terms and conditions.
II.   Personal statement describing
    • Statement on progress including evidence of research publications, conference presentations and any relevant publications during the candidature duration, and
    • Specific barriers to thesis completion and/or financial hardship related to the Covid-19 pandemic and/or associated lockdowns along with supporting documentation, such as a letter from the applicant’s supervisor, evidence of financial circumstances.

b.   The successful applicant will be awarded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation of a faculty/University school Selection Committee comprised of a Head of School, Dean or Deputy Dean of the Faculty or University School and/or a Faculty Associate Dean Research Education.

c.   Priority is given to applicants who have not received university’s financial support previously.

4.   Value

a.   Subject to satisfactory academic performance, the Scholarship would provide:
i)   a total stipend allowance of $7,000 for 3 months (pro-rata),
ii)   Extension of 3 months of stipend is possible only in exceptional circumstances and on the recommendation of the faculty/University school Selection Committee.

b.   The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

c.   Other costs associated with the degree are the responsibilities of the recipient.

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

5.   Leave Arrangements

a.   Leave of absence is not allowed.

6.   Research Overseas

a.   The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas during the tenure of this Scholarship.

7.   Suspension

a.   The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award except for extenuating circumstance.

b.   Suspension must be approved by the faculty/University school Selection Committee.

8.   Changes in Enrolment

a.   The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, Scholarships Office 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 any overpaid stipend.

9.   Termination

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.   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.   if the recipient suspends candidature and prior approval has not been obtained to suspend the Scholarship,
V.   if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI.   if the recipient holds another scholarship administered by the university unless approval is granted.

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.

10.   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.

 

1.   Background

a.   This Scholarship was established to support Higher Degree by Research students to complete their research studies in their field of research or research endeavour.

b.   This Scholarship is funded by the Commonwealth Government of Australia.

2.   Eligibility

a.  Applicants must be domestic students, and currently enrolled to Higher Degree by Research course at the time of application.

b.   At the time of application, applicants who enrolled in MPhil must have completed at least 6 research periods of candidature, or applicants who enrolled in PhD must have completed at least 12 research periods of candidature.

c.   Applicants must have a reasonable expectation of submitting their thesis within 6 months from the date of application.

d.   Applicants are expected to enrol full-time. Applicants who enrolled part time due to circumstances beyond the applicant’s control are also eligible.
* A part-time scholarship may have tax implications and student should seek tax advice from registered tax agents

e.   Applicants must have obtained a satisfactory rating for their most recent Annual Progress Evaluation.

3.   Selection Criteria

a.   The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
I.   A support letter by the supervisor to confirm section 2c of these terms and conditions.
II.   Personal statement describing
    • Statement on progress including evidence of research publications, conference presentations and any relevant publications during the candidature duration, and
    • Specific barriers to thesis completion and/or financial hardship related to the Covid-19 pandemic and/or associated lockdowns along with supporting documentation, such as a letter from the applicant’s supervisor, evidence of financial circumstances.

b.   The successful applicant will be awarded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation of a faculty/University school Selection Committee comprised of a Head of School, Dean or Deputy Dean of the Faculty or University School and/or a Faculty Associate Dean Research Education.

c.   Priority is given to applicants who have not received university’s financial support previously.

4.   Value

a.   Subject to satisfactory academic performance, the Scholarship would provide:
i)   a total stipend allowance of $7,000 for 3 months (pro-rata),
ii)   Extension of 3 months is possible only in exceptional circumstances and on the recommendation of the faculty/University school Selection Committee.

b.   The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

c.   Other costs associated with the degree are the responsibilities of the recipient.

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

5.   Leave Arrangements

a.   Leave of absence is not allowed.

6.   Research Overseas

a.   The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas during the tenure of this Scholarship.

7.   Suspension

a.   The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award except for extenuating circumstance.

b.   Suspension must be approved by the faculty/University school Selection Committee.

8.   Changes in Enrolment

a.   The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, Scholarships Office 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 any overpaid stipend.

9.   Termination

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.   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.   if the recipient suspends candidature and prior approval has not been obtained to suspend the Scholarship,
V.   if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI.   if the recipient holds another scholarship administered by the university unless approval is granted.

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.

10.   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.
 

1.   Background

a.   This Scholarship was established to support Higher Degree by Research students to complete their research studies in their field of research or research endeavour.

b.   This Scholarship is funded by the University of Sydney.

2.   Eligibility

a.   Applicants must be international students, and currently enrolled to Higher Degree by Research course at the time of application.

b.   At the time of application, applicants who enrolled in MPhil must have completed at least 6 research periods of candidature, or applicants who enrolled in PhD must have completed at least 12 research periods of candidature.

c.   Applicants must have a reasonable expectation of submitting their thesis within 6 months from the date of application.

d.   Applicants are expected to enrol full-time. Applicants who enrolled part time due to circumstances beyond the applicant’s control are also eligible.
* A part-time scholarship may have tax implications and student should seek tax advice from registered tax agents

e.   Applicants must have obtained a satisfactory rating for their most recent Annual Progress Evaluation.

3.   Selection Criteria

a.   The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:
    I.   A support letter by the supervisor to confirm section 2c of these terms and conditions.
    II.   Personal statement describing
    • Statement on progress including evidence of research publications, conference presentations and any relevant publications during the candidature duration, and
    • Specific barriers to thesis completion and/or financial hardship related to the Covid-19 pandemic and/or associated lockdowns along with supporting documentation, such as a letter from the applicant’s supervisor, evidence of financial circumstances.

b.   The successful applicant will be awarded by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) on the recommendation of a faculty/University school Selection Committee comprised of a Head of School, Dean or Deputy Dean of the Faculty or University School and/or a Faculty Associate Dean Research Education.

c.   Priority is given to applicants who have not received university’s financial support previously.

4.   Value

a.   Subject to satisfactory academic performance, the Scholarship would provide:
i) Tuition fee for one research period
ii) Extension of one research period is possible only in exceptional circumstances and on the recommendation of the faculty/University school Selection Committee.

b.   The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

c.   Other costs associated with the degree are the responsibilities of the recipient.

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

5.   Leave Arrangements

a.   Leave of absence is not allowed.

6.   Research Overseas

a.   The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas during the tenure of this Scholarship.

7.   Suspension

a.   The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award except for extenuating circumstance.

b.   Suspension must be approved by the faculty/University school Selection Committee.

8.   Changes in Enrolment

a.   The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, Scholarships Office 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 any overpaid stipend.

9.   Termination

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.   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.   if the recipient suspends candidature and prior approval has not been obtained to suspend the Scholarship,
V.   if the recipient does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI.   if the recipient holds another scholarship administered by the university unless approval is granted.

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.

10.   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.


 

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to support higher degree by research students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health to complete their research studies in their field of research or research endeavour.

b. This Scholarship is funded by the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.

2. Eligibility

a. At the time of application, applicants must be enrolled in a higher degree by research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.

b. At the time of application, applicants must have completed at least the following equivalent full-time candidature in their eligible degree.

I. 6 research periods in a Master of Philosophy, or
II. 12 research periods in a PhD.

c. At the time of application, applicants must have a reasonable expectation of completion of their research degree within 6 months.

d. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in their eligible degree unless they have been approved to hold the scholarship on a part-time basis by the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health due to circumstances beyond their control. *

e. Applicants must not hold another scholarship for the intended duration of this Scholarship unless approved by the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health to hold the additional scholarship.

f. Applicants must have obtained a satisfactory rating for their most recent Annual Progress Evaluation.
* A part-time scholarship may have tax implications. Students should seek tax advice from registered tax agents.

3. Selection Criteria

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

I. letter of support from their primary supervisor confirming clause 2.c
II. personal statement that includes the following information:
a) statement on progress in their degree,
b) evidence of research publications, conference presentations and any relevant publications during the candidature duration,
c) any specific barriers to the completion of their thesis,
d) if applicable, supporting documentation detailing any financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns, and
e) if applicable, reasons for part time enrolment in their degree.

b. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received financial support from the University of Sydney.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship by a selection committee chaired by the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health.

4. Value
a. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $7,000 from the scholarship commencement date to the 31 December 2021, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

c. No other amount is payable.

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

5. Leave Arrangements

a. A leave of absence is not allowed.

6. Research Overseas

a. The Scholarship recipient may not normally conduct research overseas during the tenure of this Scholarship.

7. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient cannot suspend their award expect in extenuating circumstances. Suspension of the scholarship must be approved by the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health.

8. Changes in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient must notify HDRAC, Scholarships Office 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 any overpaid stipend/tuition fees.

9. 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 from the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health to hold the Scholarship on a part-time basis,
IV. if the recipient suspends their scholarship and prior approval has not been obtained from the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health to suspend their scholarship,
V. if the recipient receives an alternative scholarship from the University of Sydney and approval has not been provided by the Associate Dean (Research Education), Faculty of Medicine and Health to hold the additional scholarship,
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.

10. 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.