Ds Scholarship

Supplementary Scholarship in Ethnography of Migrant Work

1. Background

a. This supplementary Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student to undertake ethnographic research into migrant labor in Sydney.

b. This Scholarship is funded by the Ernest Athelstan James Bequest.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney .

b. Applicants must be willing to conduct ethnographic research into migrant labor in Sydney.

c. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following:

I. an Honors degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent, or
II. a Masters Degree.

d. Applicants must be willing to reside in Sydney.

e. Applicants must be a domestic student.

f. Applicants must be a recipient of the Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Ethnography of Migrant Work (primary scholarship) from the University of Sydney that provides a stipend allowance.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship on the basis of their application for the Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Ethnography of Migrant Work.

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. The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $8,341 per annum for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. No extension is allowed.

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

d. No other amount is payable.

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

7. Research Overseas

b. 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 Enrollment

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 any overpaid stipend.

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 thissis 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. on receipt of another supplementary stipend scholarship(s) that increases the overall supplementary amount paid to a student to more than 75% of the primary amount. In such circumstances, the supplementary stipend scholarship of the higher value prevails,
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 interest), 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 body and/or any relevant professional body.

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