Ds Scholarship

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Pure Mathematics

1. Background

a. This scholarship is intended to support a student undertaking a PhD or within the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science, whose research focus is on representation theory and category theory

NS. This scholarship is funded by the ARC Scholarship and the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

2. Eligibility

a. The scholarship is awarded on the condition that the applicant has an unconditional offer of admission or is currently registered for full-time study on a PhD in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney School of Science.

NS. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in representation theory and category theory.

NS. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following degrees in mathematics:
I. A degree with honors (first class or upper second class) or its equivalent,
Secondly. Master’s degree with a substantial research component.

3. Selection criteria

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

1. Academic merit,
Secondly. Field of study and/or research proposal,
Third. Curriculum Vitae
Fourthly. Previous research experience, and
V. Personal statement.

NS. The personal statement should show insight into one or more related topics: category theory (unary categories, Grothendieck topology, Apelian categories, symmetric algebra, trigonometric categories) algebraic geometry (group diagrams, hypergeometry, community science, stationary theory) theory Representation (lie groups, affine group diagrams and associative algebra).

NS. The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship based on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s), or the designated commissioner(s).

4. Value

a. The scholarship will provide a salary allowance equal to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) salary rate (indexed on January 1 of each year) for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

NS. Academic course fees are also provided to a successful international applicant, for a period of 12 research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

NS. Periods of study already taken to access the degree prior to the start of the scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship excluding any possible extension period.

Dr.. The scholarship is to commence in the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another field of research without prior approval.

NS. There is no other amount payable.

F. The scholarship will be awarded subject to the availability of funding.

5. Eligibility to apply

a. Application is subject to attendance and passing of the annual progress assessment.

6. Leave Arrangements

a. The scholarship recipient receives up to 20 business days of leisure leave each year from the scholarship and may be accrued. However, the student will forfeit any remaining unused leave upon termination or completion of the scholarship. Recreational leave does not attract loading leave and supervisor approval must be obtained before taking leave.

NS. A scholarship recipient may take up to 10 working days of sick leave each year from the scholarship and this may accrue over the term of the scholarship. Students with family responsibilities, caring for sick children or relatives, or those experiencing domestic violence may convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to care leave upon presentation of medical certificate(s). Students taking sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as practicable.

7. Search abroad

a. The scholarship recipient may not normally undertake a research abroad during the first six months of the scholarship.

NS. The recipient is requested to follow the official advice from the University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Travel in light of the travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

NS. The scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of research outside Australia. Consent must be obtained from the student’s supervisor, and the school and college president by submitting an application for the higher degree by the Research Management Center (HDRAC) and will only be awarded if research is necessary to complete the degree.

Dr.. In addition, further approval may be required as outlined in the University of Sydney’s 2021 Covid-19 Response Plan.

NS. All research periods abroad are cumulative and will be counted toward the student’s nomination. Students must remain enrolled full-time at the university and obtain approval to count the time apart.

F. If the recipient is conducting research outside Australia, the recipient acknowledges that the University of Sydney is not responsible for any costs incurred. This includes but is not limited to: the cost of travel and remittances (unless otherwise stated in Section 4 (value) of this scholarship in the amount stated), delays due to travel restrictions or state and/or federal quarantine requirements upon their return to Australia.

8. Comment

a. Scholarship recipients cannot suspend their award for the first six months of study, unless a legislative provision has been applied.

NS. Scholarship recipients may apply for scholarship suspension for up to 12 months for any reason during the scholarship period. Scholarship suspension periods are cumulative and failure to resume studies after suspension will result in termination of the scholarship. Approval must be obtained from the student’s supervisor and the principal of the school and college by submitting an application for the higher degree by the Research Management Center (HDRAC). Periods of study towards the degree while the scholarship is suspended will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship.

9. Changes in the registry

a. Scholarship recipients must immediately notify HDRAC and their supervisor of any planned changes to their registration including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, withdrawal, course transfer, and promotion or downgrade of nomination. If the award holder does not provide notice of changes specified above, the University may require payment of any excess stipend and/or tuition fees.

10. Termination

a. The scholarship will be terminated:

I. Upon resignation or withdrawal of the research degree recipient,
Secondly. at the presentation of the thesis or at the end of the award,
Third. If the recipient ceases to be a full-time student and no pre-approval has been obtained to contract the scholarship on a part-time basis,
Fourthly. After the recipient has completed the maximum nomination for their degree in accordance with the 2011 University of Sydney (Upper Degree by Research) rule policy,
V. If the recipient receives an alternative base salary and/or tuition fee scholarship. In such circumstances, this scholarship will be terminated in favor of the alternative stipend and/or tuition fee scholarship where it is of higher value,
VI. If the recipient has not resumed studies at the end of the approved leave period, or
vii. If the recipient ceases to meet the specific eligibility requirements for this scholarship, (other than during the period in which the scholarship was suspended or during the period of approved leave).

NS. The scholarship may also be terminated by the University before this time if, in the opinion of the University:

1. The course is not carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,
Secondly. Student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or
Third. If the student commits misconduct or any other inappropriate behavior.

NS. The scholarship will be suspended for the duration of any investigation/appeal process.

Dr.. Once the scholarship is terminated, it will only be reinstated due to university error.

11. Misbehavior

a. Where during the scholarship the student engages in misconduct or other improper 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 a refund of the funds provided, the University may require the student to make payments in connection with the scholarship. Examples of this behavior include but are not limited to; Academic dishonesty or research misconduct within the meaning of the Research Code of Conduct (for example, plagiarism in proposing, implementing or reporting research results, failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest), breach of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation of material Application or other documents related to the scholarship.

NS. The university may request this reimbursement at any time during or after the scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this scholarship, the student agrees to all aspects of any investigation of misconduct in connection with this scholarship that have been disclosed by the University to the funding body and/or any relevant professional body.

12. Intellectual property

a. The successful recipient of this scholarship must complete the Student Instrument Survey provided by the University of Sydney.

13. Secrecy

a. Each party acknowledges that all confidential information disclosed by one party (the Disclosing Party) to the other, whether it existed prior to the commencement of the Project or was created in the course of the Project, is confidential and must remain confidential and must not be disclosed to any third party. Without the prior written consent of the disclosing party, except where disclosure is required by law or under the ARC Grant Agreement, such consent may not be withheld or unreasonably delayed. Written information should be marked “confidential” or with a similar legend. Unwritten disclosures shall be designated as confidential upon disclosure and followed by a written summary provided by the disclosing party within thirty (30) days of disclosure.

14. Thesis

a. The successful recipient of this scholarship is entitled to examine their thesis and deposit a copy of their thesis in the university library (including a digital copy).

15. Publications, thanks and appreciation

a. The successful scholarship recipient must acknowledge support for the scholarship in any media, publications or presentations arising from the research. This must include acknowledgment of ARC funding and compliance with the guidelines as set out in the ARC Open Access Policy.



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