Postdoctoral Travel Fellowship in Classics and Ancient History


1. Origins

a. This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a research masters or doctoral student undertaking research in the classics and ancient history to undertake research outside Australia.

b. This scholarship is funded by a donation from several donors.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be currently registered to study in a Masters by Research or PhD within Classics and Ancient History, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney.

b. Applicants should conduct research in the classics and ancient history.

vs. Applicants must apply for funding to be used to fund or part-fund their travel costs outside Australia.

D. Applicants must apply for funding to be used within twelve months of receiving the scholarship.

e. Applicants can only receive this scholarship once.

3. Selection criteria

a. The successful candidate will receive the scholarship on the basis of:

I. travel budget (including all other sources of funding),
II. a personal statement that details their need for funding and explains how international travel will advance their primary research goals, and
III. written support from their research director or assistant director.

b. Preference will be given to applicants who have no other means of funding their international research travel.

vs. The successful candidate will be rewarded on the proposal of the Chair of Classical Studies and Ancient History.

4. Value

a. The scholarship is valued at $1,980.

b. The value of the scholarship will be paid as a lump sum upon receipt of the scholarship acceptance form.

vs. The recipient must begin and complete their international travel within 12 months of the start date of the scholarship which will be indicated in the scholarship offer letter.

D. Postponement and suspension of the scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the school principal.

e. The scholarship cannot be transferred to another area of ​​research without the prior approval of the school director.

F. No other amount is due.

g. The scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

5. Other requirements

a. Beneficiaries are required to write a report to the School upon their return. The recipient will also be required to make a presentation.

6. Termination

a. The scholarship will be terminated:

I. in the event of resignation or withdrawal of the holder of his research diploma,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the scholarship,
III. if the recipient does not undertake relevant international travel as part of their research degree,
IV. when the recipient has completed the maximum application for their degree in accordance with the policy of the University of Sydney Rule 2011 (Higher Degree by Research),
V. if the Beneficiary does not return to school at the end of a period of approved leave, or
VI. if the recipient ceases to meet the eligibility criteria specified for this scholarship (other than during a period in which the scholarship was suspended or during a period of approved leave).

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

I. the program of study is not carried out with skill 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.

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

D. Once the scholarship is terminated, it will not be reinstated, except in the case of error by the University.

7. Misconduct

a. Where during the scholarship a student engages in misconduct or other inappropriate conduct (either during the scholarship or in relation to the student’s application and eligibility for the scholarship), which in the opinion of the University, justifies the recovery of the funds provided, the University may require the student to reimburse the payments made under the scholarship. Examples of such conduct include and are not limited to; academic dishonesty, research misconduct within the meaning of the Code of Conduct for Research (for example, plagiarism in proposing, carrying out or reporting research results, or failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest), violation of the Code of Conduct for Students and misrepresentation in application documents or other documents associated with the scholarship.

b. The University may require such reimbursement at any time during or after the scholarship period. Further, by accepting this scholarship, the student consents that all aspects of any investigation of misconduct in connection with this scholarship will be disclosed by the University to the funding agency and/or any relevant professional body .


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