a. This scholarship is established to provide financial assistance to a PhD student to conduct cancer research aligned with priority areas and the Sydney Partners Cancer Strategy.
B. This scholarship is funded by a grant from Cancer Institute New South Wales.
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 at the University of Sydney.
B. Applicants must conduct cancer research that aligns with the priority areas and the Sydney Cancer Partners strategy. This includes research projects:
I. Focus on Cancer Research
Secondly. Addressing a question that is clinically relevant and/or sponsored by a multidisciplinary cancer care team,
Third. With a strong translation component or a scientific basis for implementation,
Fourthly. In the strength area of the University of Sydney, and well supported by an experienced team.
c. Applicants must be local students.
Dr.. Applicants must have:
I. MBBS/BS, or
Secondly. Bachelor of Science with first class honors or equivalent, or
Third. Complete a degree with a proven track record of professional and/or research achievements since graduation.
e. Applicants must be supervised by an academic member of the Sydney Cancer Partners. This supervisor must be the principal supervisor/primary supervisor of the applicant. Applicants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
3. Selection criteria
a. The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship on the basis of:
1. Academic merit,
Secondly. Evidence of your PhD admission application at the University of Sydney,
Third. research proposal,
Fourthly. Written reference from the proposed academic supervisor and
Fifth, the way of life.
B. For applicants with a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, preference will be given to students with specialized training in an oncology-related field.
c. The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship by the Sydney Partners Cancer Scholarship Selection Committee.
a. The scholarship will provide a salary allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) salary rate for up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
B. No extension will be allowed.
c. The scholarship recipient must commence the scholarship by the census date of the research period as stated in the scholarship offer letter.
Dr.. The scholarship may not be deferred.
e. 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.
B. 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 the 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.
B. The scholarship holder may conduct up to 12 months of research outside Australia. Consent must be obtained from the student’s supervisor, and the Head of School and College by submitting an application for the higher degree by the Research Management Center (HDRAC), and will only be granted if research is necessary to complete the degree. 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.
a. Scholarship recipients cannot suspend their award for the first six months of study, unless a legislative provision has been applied.
B. Scholarship recipients may apply for scholarship suspension for up to 12 months 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 Sydney Cancer Partners Scholarship Committee, the student’s supervisor and the Associate Dean by submitting an application for the Graduate Management Research Center (HDRAC) degree. Periods of study towards the degree while the scholarship is suspended will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship. Suspension may result in termination of the scholarship before the end of the scholarship term.
9. Changes in the registry
a. The scholarship recipient must promptly 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.
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 is no longer a full-time student and no prior approval has been obtained from the Associate Dean (Research Education), College of Medicine and Health to hold 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,
If the recipient is receiving a scholarship alternative to the base salary. In such circumstances, this scholarship will be terminated in favor of the alternative stipend scholarship where it is of higher value,
VI. If the recipient does not resume studies at the end of the approved leave period,
vii. On June 30, 2026, or
viii. 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).
B. 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.
c. 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.
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.
B. 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.