Postgraduate Analysis Scholarship in Citizen Science in Colleges

1. Background

a. This Scholarship has been established to offer monetary help to a PhD pupil throughout the College of Chemistry, School of Science who’s enterprise analysis on exploration of the mixing of citizen science inside NSW major and secondary faculties as a part of the Studying by Doing Group.

b. This Scholarship is funded by the New South Wales Division of Schooling.

c. The phrases and situations of the scholarship have been drafted to align with the Funding Deed between College of Sydney and Division of Schooling.

2. Eligibility

a. The Scholarship is obtainable topic to the applicant having an unconditional provide of admission or being at present enrolled to check full-time in a PhD throughout the College of Chemistry, School of Science on the College of Sydney.

b. Applicant with out an unconditional provide of admission might apply and be chosen, nevertheless, no scholarship provide might be despatched till the applicant has an unconditional provide of admission.

c. Applicant should be keen to conduct analysis in science training and communication

d. Candidates should additionally maintain an Honours diploma (First Class or Second Higher Class) or a Grasp’s Diploma in a associated subject with a considerable analysis element, or equal.

e. Applicant will need to have a background in science, training, science and communication or a associated self-discipline.

3. Choice Standards

a. The profitable applicant might be awarded the Scholarship on the premise of:

I. tutorial advantage,
II. space of research and/or analysis proposal,
III. curriculum vitae, and
IV. earlier analysis expertise.

b. The profitable applicant might be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the related analysis supervisor(s), or their nominated delegate(s).

4. Worth

a. The Scholarship will present a stipend allowance equal to the minimal Analysis Coaching Program (RTP) Stipend price (listed on 1 January every year) for as much as 3 12 months length, topic to passable tutorial efficiency.

b. Durations of research already undertaken in the direction of the diploma previous to the graduation of the Scholarship might be deducted from the utmost length of the Scholarship excluding the potential extension interval.

c. The Scholarship is for graduation within the related analysis interval through which it’s provided and can’t be deferred or transferred to a different space of analysis with out prior approval.

d. No different quantity is payable.

e. The Scholarship might be provided topic to the provision of funding.

5. Eligibility for Development

a. Development is topic to attending and passing the annual progress analysis.

6. Go away Preparations

a. The Scholarship recipient receives as much as 20 working days recreation depart every year of the Scholarship and this can be accrued. Nonetheless, the scholar will forfeit any unused depart remaining when the Scholarship is terminated or full. Recreation depart doesn’t entice a depart loading and the supervisor’s settlement should be obtained earlier than depart is taken.

b. The Scholarship recipient might take as much as 10 working days sick depart every year of the Scholarship and this can be accrued over the tenure of the Scholarship. College students with household duties, caring for sick youngsters or family, or experiencing home violence, might convert as much as 5 days of their annual sick depart entitlement to carer’s depart on presentation of medical certificates(s). College students taking sick depart should inform their supervisor as quickly as practicable.

7. Analysis Abroad

a. The Scholarship recipient might not usually conduct analysis abroad throughout the first six months of award.

b. The recipient is required to observe official recommendation from the College and Division of International Affairs and Journey in mild of journey restrictions as a consequence of Covid-19.

c. The Scholarship holder might conduct as much as 12 months of their analysis exterior Australia. Approval should be sought from the scholar’s supervisor, Head of College and the School through software to the Increased Diploma by Analysis Administration Centre (HDRAC) and can solely be granted if the analysis is crucial for completion of the diploma.

d. As well as, additional approval could also be required as outlined within the College of Sydney’s Covid-19 Response Plan.

e. All durations of abroad analysis are cumulative and might be counted in the direction of a pupil’s candidature. College students should stay enrolled full-time on the College and obtain approval to rely time away.

f. If the recipient is conducting analysis exterior of Australia, the recipient acknowledges that the College of Sydney just isn’t answerable for any prices incurred. This contains however just isn’t restricted to: value of journey and transfers (except acknowledged underneath part 4 (Worth) of this scholarship to quantity listed), delays as a consequence of journey restrictions or State and/or Federal quarantine necessities on their return to Australia.

8. Suspension

a. The Scholarship recipient can’t droop their award inside their first six months of research, except a legislative provision applies.

b. The Scholarship recipient might apply for as much as 12 months suspension of the Scholarship for any motive in the course of the tenure of the Scholarship. Durations of Scholarship suspension are cumulative and failure to renew research after suspension will outcome within the award being terminated. Approval should be sought from the scholar’s supervisor, Head of College and the School through software to the Increased Diploma by Analysis Administration Centre (HDRAC). Durations of research in the direction of the diploma throughout suspension of the Scholarship might be deducted from the utmost tenure of the Scholarship.

9. Modifications in Enrolment

a. The Scholarship recipient should notify HDRAC and their supervisor promptly of any deliberate adjustments to their enrolment together with however not restricted to: attendance sample, suspension, depart of absence, withdrawal, course switch, and candidature improve or downgrade. If the award holder doesn’t present discover of the adjustments recognized above, the College might require compensation of any overpaid stipend.

10. Termination

a. The Scholarship might be terminated:

I. on resignation or withdrawal of the recipient from their analysis diploma,
II. upon submission of the thesis or on the finish of the award,
III. if the recipient ceases to be a full-time pupil and prior approval has not been obtained to carry the Scholarship on a part-time foundation,
IV. upon the recipient having accomplished the utmost candidature for his or her diploma as per the College of Sydney (Increased Diploma by Analysis) Rule 2011 Coverage,
V. if the recipient receives an alternate major stipend scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship might be terminated in favour of the choice stipend scholarship the place it’s of upper worth,
VI. if the recipient doesn’t resume research on the finish of a interval of accredited depart, or
VII. if the recipient ceases to fulfill the eligibility necessities specified for this Scholarship, (aside from throughout a interval through which the Scholarship has been suspended or throughout a interval of accredited depart).

b. The Scholarship may additionally be terminated by the College earlier than this time if, within the opinion of the College:

I. the course of research just isn’t being carried out with competence and diligence or in accordance with the phrases of this provide,
II. the scholar fails to take care of passable progress, or
III. the scholar has dedicated misconduct or different inappropriate conduct.

c. The Scholarship might be suspended all through the length of any enquiry/attraction course of.

d. As soon as the Scholarship has been terminated, it is not going to be reinstated except as a consequence of College error.

11. Misconduct

a. The place in the course of the Scholarship a pupil engages in misconduct, or different inappropriate conduct (both in the course of the Scholarship or in reference to the scholar’s software and eligibility for the Scholarship), which within the opinion of the College warrants restoration of funds offered, the College might require the scholar to repay funds made in reference to the Scholarship. Examples of such conduct embody and with out limitation; tutorial dishonesty, analysis misconduct throughout the which means of the Analysis Code of Conduct (for instance, plagiarism in proposing, finishing up or reporting the outcomes of analysis, or failure to declare or handle a critical battle of pursuits), breach of the Code of Conduct for College students and misrepresentation within the software supplies or different documentation related to the Scholarship.

b. The College might require such compensation at any time throughout or after the Scholarship interval. As well as, by accepting this Scholarship, the scholar consents to all features of any investigation into misconduct in reference to this Scholarship being disclosed by the College to the funding physique and/or any related skilled physique.

12. Mental Property

a. The recipient of this Scholarship (The Pupil) should full the Pupil Deed Ballot equipped by the College of Sydney.

13. Privateness and Confidentiality

a. The Scholarship recipient is required to maintain all confidential data disclosed by the Division of Schooling or the College of Sydney confidential and guarantee it isn’t disclosed to a 3rd social gathering with out the prior written consent of the College of Sydney or Division of Schooling, as applicable, or as required by legislation.

b. All data or information offered to the profitable recipient by the Division of Schooling should stay confidential besides in accordance with clause 14.

14. Public Bulletins and Acknowledgement

a. The Scholarship recipient should search the consent of the Division previous to any public announcement concerning the Venture which mentions the Division aside from as accredited underneath this clause.

b. The Scholarship recipient should acknowledge the help of the Division, as directed by the Division infrequently:
I. in any public statements concerning the Venture.
II. on the house web page of any web page established in reference to the Venture.
III. on any tools or different facility funded wholly or partly by the Division.

c. Any use of the Division’s brand should be in compliance with the NSW Authorities Model Pointers.

15. Reporting

a. The Scholarship recipient could also be required to offer reviews to the Division of Schooling in relation to the progress of their challenge/analysis

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