Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Postgraduate Fine Arts Research Fellowship – University of Sydney | Candle Made Easy

1. Background

a. This grant was established in 1997 from the estate of Renee Fauvette Erdos in memory of her mother, Fauvette Loureiro.

b. The purpose of the scholarship is to support students pursuing a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts.

2. Eligibility

a. The scholarship is offered upon applicants applying and subsequently receiving an unconditional offer of admission to the Sydney College of Arts PhD at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must apply for admission or have applied for admission by the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship application deadline.

c. Applicants must have applied for an RTP scholarship. If an applicant is successful for an RTP Scholarship, they will not be considered for the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Visual Arts.

i.e. Applicants must do research in the field of fine arts.

e. Applicants must demonstrate the need for travel as part of their research.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The successful applicant will receive the scholarship based on:

I. Academic achievements,
II. Field of study and/or research project,
III. resume and
IV. previous research experience
V. a personal statement stating that a trip must be undertaken as part of the research.

b. The successful applicant will receive the scholarship upon appointment of a selection committee composed of:

I. the Principal(s) of Sydney College of the Arts or the appointed delegate(s) and
II. at least two other academic staff from Sydney College of the Arts.

4. value

a. A full-time enrolled recipient will receive a bursary allowance equal to the University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) bursary rate for up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic merit.

b. A part-time enrolled recipient will receive a scholarship allowance equal to 50% of the full-time scholarship rate for up to the equivalent full-time student load duration described in Clause 4.a, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

c. An extension is not permitted.

i.e. Periods of study completed before the start of the scholarship will count towards the maximum duration of the scholarship.

e. The fellowship is valid for the beginning of the relevant research period in which it is offered and cannot be deferred or transferred to another research area without the prior approval of the Principal of Sydney College of the Arts.

f. There is no other amount payable.

G. The scholarship is awarded subject to the availability of funds.

5. Eligibility for Advancement

a. Progress is dependent on participation and passing the annual progress assessment.

6. Leave arrangements

a. The scholarship holder receives up to 20 working days of vacation per scholarship year, which can be accumulated. However, the student will forfeit any unused vacation when the scholarship is terminated or completed. Vacation leave does not incur a vacation charge and supervisor approval must be obtained before vacation is taken.

b. The grantee may take up to 10 working days of sick leave each year of the grant, which may be accumulated over the life of the grant. Students who have family responsibilities, care for sick children or relatives, or are affected by domestic violence can convert up to five days of their annual sick leave entitlement to care leave upon presentation of a medical certificate. Students who are on sick leave must inform their supervisor as soon as possible.

c. Once the fellows have completed twelve months of their award, they are entitled to a maximum of twelve weeks of paid parental leave during the term of the fellowship. Students applying for paid parental leave should do so at least four weeks before the start of the leave. Periods of paid parental leave count towards the duration of the grant. Scholarship holders who have not yet completed the twelve months of their award can take unpaid parental leave within the framework of the suspension provisions. When applying for parental leave, the applicant should attach at least one of the following documents:

I. Doctor’s letter related to pregnancy,
II. a surrogacy contract,
III. child’s birth certificate,
IV. Certificates of adoption or
V. Documents justifying the application.

7. Research abroad

a. As a rule, the scholarship holder is not allowed to carry out research abroad within the first six months after the grant has been awarded.

b. The grantee may conduct their research outside of Australia for up to 12 months. Approval must be sought from the student’s supervisor, principal and faculty via an application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Center (HDRAC) and is only granted if the research is essential to the completion of the degree. All research stays abroad are cumulative and count towards the application. Students must continue to be enrolled full-time at the university and obtain approval for crediting absences.

8. Suspension

a. The scholarship holder cannot suspend his or her award within the first six months of the course, unless a statutory provision applies.

b. The grant recipient may request a suspension of the grant for up to 12 months for any reason during the grant period. Periods of scholarship suspension are cumulative and if study is not resumed after suspension, the award will be terminated. Approval must be sought by the student’s supervisor, principal, and faculty through an application to the Higher Degree by Research Administration Center (HDRAC). Study times for completion during the scholarship suspension will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship.

9. Registration Changes

a. The grantee must promptly notify HDRAC and their supervisor of any proposed changes to their enrollment, including but not limited to: attendance pattern, suspension, leave of absence, resignation, course transfer, and candidacy upgrade or downgrade. If the awardee fails to notify the above changes, the university may request reimbursement of any overpaid scholarship.

10. Termination

a. The scholarship ends:

I. in the event of the recipient withdrawing or withdrawing from his or her research degree,
II. upon submission of the thesis or at the end of the award ceremony,
III. after the recipient has completed the maximum candidacy for their degree under the University of Sydney Rule 2011 (Higher Degree by Research),
IV. if the recipient is awarded an alternative major scholarship. In such circumstances, that scholarship will be terminated in favor of the alternative scholarship if it is of greater value.
V. if the recipient does not resume studies after an approved leave of absence has expired, or
VI. if the recipient no longer meets the eligibility requirements set for that scholarship (except during a period when the scholarship has been suspended or during an approved vacation).

b. The scholarship can also be terminated by the university before this point in time if, in the opinion of the university:

I. the course is not carried out competently and conscientiously or in accordance with this offer,
II. the student is not making satisfactory progress, or
III. the student has committed misconduct or other improper conduct.

c. The grant is suspended for the duration of an inquiry/objection process.

i.e. Once the scholarship has ended, it will not be reinstated unless there is an error by the university.

11. Misconduct

a. If a student engages in misconduct or other improper behavior while on the scholarship (either during the scholarship or in connection with the application and the student’s eligibility for the scholarship) which, in the opinion of the University, warrants the recovery of the funds provided, the University may that require the student to repay any payments made in connection with the scholarship. Examples of such behavior include, but are not limited to; academic dishonesty, research misconduct as defined in the Research Code of Conduct (e.g., plagiarism in proposing, conducting, or reporting research, or failure to explain or manage a serious conflict of interest), violation of the Student Code of Conduct, and false disclosures in the application documents or other documents related to the scholarship.

b. The University may request such repayment at any time during or after the scholarship period. In addition, by accepting this scholarship, the student agrees that all aspects of any investigation of misconduct related to this scholarship may be disclosed by the University to the funding agency and/or any relevant professional body.

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