a. This scholarship is intended to support a PhD student in the College of Chemistry, College of Science, whose research focus is on developing a technical-economic evaluation of a carbon negative emissions technology called Direct Air Capture.
NS. This scholarship is funded in part by the College of Science, College of Chemistry, and ARC Future Fellowship Project ARC Future Fellowship Electroactive Metal-Organic Fellowship.
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 Chemistry, University of Sydney College of Science.
NS. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in the public domain of Carbontech.
NS. Applicants must be an international student.
Dr.. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following:
I. A degree with honors (first class or upper second class) or its equivalent in a relevant discipline, or
Secondly. Master’s degree with a substantial research component.
NS. The applicant must have a background in Engineering, Energy and Sustainability.
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. biography, and
Fourthly. Previous research experience
NS. The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship based on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor(s), or the designated commissioner(s).
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 three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
NS. PhD recipients are encouraged to complete their PhD within three years but can apply for an extension of their base salary allowance for up to six months.
NS. An Academic Course Fee and Student Services Fee (SSAF) is also provided to a successful international applicant, for a period of twelve research periods, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Dr.. The recipient may apply for an extension of the Academic and SSAF Course Fee for up to two research periods.
NS. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the start of the scholarship will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship except for the possible extension period.
F. 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.
g. There is no other amount payable.
NS. The scholarship will be awarded based on 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 course of the scholarship period. 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 who are 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 requirements of state and/or federal quarantine upon their return to Australia.
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 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 recipient from their research degree,
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 (Higher Degree by Research) rule policy,
V. If the recipient is receiving an alternative scholarship from 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 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 study is not conducted with competence and diligence or in accordance with the terms of this offer,
Secondly. The student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, or
Third. The student has committed 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.
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, failing 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 such 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 are 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. 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 outlined on the ARC Open Access Policy website.
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